[SpamCop-List] Re: Response from Kornet
bar_n0ne at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 11 10:47:02 EDT 2005
"Redstone" <redford_stone at INVERSE_OF_COLDmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns966FE3130C8E4tinlc at 22.214.171.124...
> Steven Maesslein <nobody at nowhere.invalid> wrote in
> news:slrndaappk.2re.nobody at 127.0.0.1:
> > .kr is probably the country with the highest penetration of high-speed
> > connections to the house. Given that they all use bootleg copies of
> > Windows in Asia and that they're therefore scared to grab updates from
> > windowsupdate.microsoft.com, .kr has a huge concentration of trojanned
> > machines connected to the 'Net.
> Hmm, this gave me a bit of thought. Now since China has a problem with
> this too, I wonder if they have a vested interest in trojaned machines.
> Having everyone's PC in China hijacked, they could put in all sorts of
> interesting spyware and keyloggers. That way they could see if anyone is
> going to any "subversive" sites that isn't on their "blocklist". Who
> cares if their own people end up losing everything to phishers, as long
> as Beijing can keep "control" its worth the risk.
In China at least, most have little if anything to lose to PHISHers, as they
don't do online banking for the most part, it's all the north american (for
the most part) wankers who respond to phishes and spam who will be victims.
I don't doubt for a moment that the Government of ROC keeps a log of every
CC transaction and number (and paswords in the case of Phishes) that passes
through it's net space. That data, I am sure, is being fed to a good data
Suppose we go to war? wouldn't it be handy to quickly drain hundreds of
thousdands of CC and bank accounts in the enemies territory?,
Sure, in the mdium/long run the attempt would fail, but the short term
disruption and chaos would be worth the effort.
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