Spam clients outed, credit card details published

Thursday, 24 July 2003, 6:28 AM EST

Anti-spam activists have upped the ante in their fight against junk email by publishing the details - including credit card information - of people who've ordered spamming services online.

Activists published details from order forms left on a monumentally insecure spam services Web site (http://202.63.201.239), run by notorious American spammer Robert Soloway, on the newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.email (NANAE). Names, addresses, phone numbers of seven "would-be spammers" were published on the newsgroup last week. Three of those who ordered a $129 spam run or bulk mailing lists from the site come from the UK, three from the US and one from Germany.

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