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    Spam Now an Olympic Event :)
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    I heard Bob Costas mention last night that he was a teenage millionaire from his online business. Of course he didn't say he was a spammer. I figured as much!


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    I heard Bob Costas mention last night that he was a teenage millionaire from his online business. Of course he didn't say he was a spammer. I figured as much!
    Teenage Millionaire? Your suspiscion was well founded and proved true
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    "Internet searches didn't find any listing for a company with that name."

    http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...threadid=16749

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    Guess Bloomberg doesn't hang at Geekvillage....
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    Maybe they meant the URL was dead. Then they explained it like they explain cookies
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    I posted a link in the olympics thread, lol. Guess I needed a better headline
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    Seems like the young scumbag Gold Medal Winner was getting a PHD in spamming and BHO operations....
    Family/Group/Type:
    adscpm.com, CPM-MEDIA.COM, 2nd Thought/Bundled Adware

    Aliases: CPM, 2nd thought, XZoomy, Don Lativalle of Canada, adscpm.com

    Major Adware Varaints:
    AdIntelligence, PeopleOnPage, Inc, Ad Destroyer - Spyware Labs, Inc,
    Virtual Bouncer - Spyware Labs, Inc, BetterInternet Transponder Variants

    All his domains are sorted in order of their IP addresses to show how they are linked to other domain names.

    IP and Domain
    69.28.210.140 2nd-thought.com
    69.28.210.140 freescratchandwin.com
    69.28.210.160 xzoomy.com
    69.28.210.160 hotcry.com
    69.28.210.140 ADSCPM.COM
    69.28.210.140 ADSLIMITLESS.COM
    69.28.210.140 ADULTEXPRESSVIEW.COM
    69.28.210.140 ADVOLT.COM
    69.28.210.140 CPM-MEDIA.COM
    69.28.210.160 FREE-SCRATCH-CARDS.COM
    69.28.210.150 FREESCRATCHANDWIN.COM
    69.28.210.150 FSC2K.COM
    69.28.210.150 HOTCRY.COM
    69.28.210.140 XBLOOM.COM
    69.28.210.160 XZOOMY.COM

    Hope he buy's a Ferarri, while in the Italian Alps, and runs it over a steep abyss while checking his Trio 700 e-mail.
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    Looks like the major media outlets will catch wind of Gold Medal winner Dale Begg-Smith's slimey profitering internet practices. This only gets better as his activities in e-mail spam progresses to drive-by and bundled BHO installs and Rootkits turning systems into spam zombies and PPCSE forced click machines.

    http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=30104

    Wow!!! http://www.stopscum.com/archives/dal...australia.html

    and the rootkit scratch & win cyber congame
    http://sw.freedom.net/portal/swporta...cratch_and_win

    ..."Category:


    Key Logger: (Keystroke Logger). A program that runs in the background, recording all the keystrokes. Once keystrokes are logged, they are hidden in the machine for later retrieval, or shipped raw to the attacker. The attacker then peruses them carefully in the hopes of either finding passwords, or possibly other useful information that could be used to compromise the system or be used in a social engineering attack. For example, a key logger will reveal the contents of all e-mail composed by the user. Keylog programs are commonly included in rootkits and RATs (remote administration trojans).

    Trojan: Any program with a hidden intent. Trojans are one of the leading causes of breaking into machines. If you pull down a program from a chat room, new group, or even from unsolicited e-mail, then the program is likely trojaned with some subversive purpose. The word Trojan can be used as a verb: To trojan a program is to add subversive functionality to an existing program. For example, a trojaned login program might be programmed to accept a certain password for any user's account that the hacker can use to log back into the system at any time. Rootkits often contain a suite of such trojaned programs.


    Variants:


    FreeScratchAndWin/Beta
    FreeScratchAndWin/v5
    FreeScratchAndWin/v6

    Similar Pests:

    Key Logger Trojan

    Distribution

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    Installed by ActiveX drive-by download in affiliate pages which are redirected to by AdsCPM, the advertising network company who run FreeScratchAndWin."
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    Is this a variant form of the Scottish game of tossing the haggis, er, I mean caber?

    Hi Czar!

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    I posted a link in the olympics thread, lol. Guess I needed a better headline - Lox
    Sorry I missed it Deb. I think this one deserves it's own thread...
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    His 25 year old brother (also in the same Olympics events) was involved in a Japanese nightclub sex scandel last year. That aught to titilate the gals as the older brother was arrested for performing a live sex act in the lounge/restaurant area with a Female Japanese International Moggle Skiing Medal Winner. Fast cars -fast women -Olympic Gold Medal Skiing and millions in theftware/spam monies makes for a great book and movie.

    Let all the sordid details flow into the major media outlets. Heck Fox Sports News and Bloomberg is reporting it right now. Hurrah as the victims need some relief. In this sick world he's liable to get even richer and more famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    Sorry I missed it Deb. I think this one deserves it's own thread...
    Sure, but it looked like folks were looking for a link and thats where I put the one I had and didn't want to repeat it
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    Seems the internet victims and Eliot Spitzer want a piece of the Adwhore wiz kid.

    Begg-Smith dogged by pop-ups.. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...54-421,00.html
    From e-buz to news headlines as the underbelly of thge Adware/Spyware business gets disected as the cybersleuths follow the money trail.

    Australian press on Dale Begg-Smith and spyware Posted by Suzi Turner @ 9:49 pm


    The Australian press is taking a dim view of Dale Begg-Smith's history of questionable online activities. The Australian has an article here and The Sidney Morning Herald has a longer, more detailed write up here.

    Dale Begg-Smith's name keeps popping up in all the wrong places, like much of the insidious internet spyware that he has been responsible for peddling and pushing.

    The Herald has followed a trail of digital fingerprints scattered over the web which shows Mr Begg-Smith's long and rewarding involvement in the distribution of "malicious software" - otherwise known as malware, spyware and adware.

    The article links to 2 posts at StopScum.com directed to Begg-Smith.

    You can run but you can't hide. If you fail to answer reporters questions in a candid and detailed manner, lots of folks will poke around and discover your checkered past. You may have won an Olympic Gold Medal, Mr. Dale Begg-Smith who runs/ran AdsCPM, but your checkered past is back to haunt you. February 20, 2006 - Don't miss my follow up article to this entry.

    There's a link to this forum discussion that includes posts by Begg-Smith himself in May 2002 with the username adscpm. He signed the post Dale Begg-Smith and posted about his business:

    We offer popunders with up to $2.25cpm depending on the type of pop you choose. We have different types depending on how user friendly you like to be. For large sites with over 500k unqiue visitors per day we even do payment after a few days to make sure they know we pay. Publishers come first so we do everything to make sure everyone know we pay ontime. Being a publisher myself in the past I know that I would have liked to been paid after a few day with an ad network to insure that I trust them.

    The Sidney Morning Herald links to a page in the internet archive from Begg-Smith's company AdsCPM, (now CPM Media), where they boast of doing 20,000,000 pops per day.

    Welcome to Adscpm.com. Ranked top 500 on alexa.com, we are one of the highest traffic advertising agencies on the web. Our download partner does 100,000 software downloads a day. Adscpm.com does 20,000,000 pops a day.

    This recent forum discussion about Begg-Smith and his business history lists some of the domains associated with Begg-Smith's business and the domain registration info. There is a thread at SpywareWarrior as well with a post by Andrew Clover (username bobince) of Doxdesk database of parasites fame, with a list of domains owned by CPM Media, Inc. Andrew also commented:

    CPM Media and their many many aliases* were one of the heaviest users of browser security exploits outside of the CWS complex. Their abuse of flaws to install large quantities of their own and affiliate spyware is certainly illegal under hacking laws in many countries. Begg-Smith's business is not just unethical but solidly criminal.

    One thing's for certain, Begg-Smith and his spokepersons might try to deny or hide his history, but indisputable evidence remains on the internet viewable by anyone taking the time to find it..... http://blogs.zdnet.com/Spyware/index.php?p=786
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