Because there are a slew of ISP's providing homes to criminals, seemingly without giving a hoot about the victims being affected by their customers, I thought I'd try a name and shame approach, and to start it off, I thought we'd name and shame German ISP, NetDirekt.
Now, you'll have to bear with me here as I've not got this blog pre-written or prepared, I'm sort of, writing it as I go.
NetDirekt have a well known and well publicized reputation as far as criminal activities go, due to their long standing housing of the well known Internet Service Team (commonly referred to as the IST).
The IST, amongst others, are just some of the folks behind the Google, Bing and Yahoo etc etc, blackhat SEO campaigns, that lead unsuspecting folks to fake malware and more recently, the likes of the Koobface exploit.
Now, given the amount of activity there is within NetDirekt's network, on behalf of the IST, and the amount of publicity their network has received over the years, because of such activity, leads to the obvious question of - why? Why are they allowing this? Why are they not taking steps to boot the IST off of their network?
The answer to this is of course, money, but, and I have no proof at present, I suspect there may be more to this than just money and will continue looking into this until it's proven either way. In the meantime, I'd like to extend an invitation to NetDirekt to explain themselves to YOU, the internet users and more importantly, the victims of their complete lack of action.
NetDirekt, we'd like to hear from you, we'd like you to explain why you've allowed the IST (amongst others) to mis-use your network for so long, and to explain what you plan on doing (if anything) to stop this? I hope, your first step is going to be booting the IST and the other criminals, off of your network and reporting them, given your networks logs are the best source of intel on them, to the relevant authorities, but if not, why not?
In the meantime, and this may seem excessive, I'd like to call for a global blackholing of their ranges until such time as they bother to take action. I can already hear the internet version of the Daily Mail readers with their "but blackholing their network isn't fair on the legit sites within their ranges", and yes, I agree - but we've tried everything else to get NetDirekt to take action. We've tried publicity, we've tried abuse reports, and quite frankly, I feel this is the last option we have to force their hand.
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