Need hosting? DreamHost is the best! Use coupon code M9FREE to get a free domain name for life.

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Top 10 hardcore career spammer

Up to 80% of spam targetted at Internet users in North America and Europe is generated by a hard-core group of around 200 known professional spam gangs whose names, aliases and operations are documented in Spamhaus' Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database.

This TOP 10 chart of ROKSO-listed spammers is based on those Spamhaus views as the highest threat, the worst of the career spammers causing the most damage on the Internet currently. Spamhaus flags these as a priority for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The world's worst spammers and spam gangs this week are:

The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers As at
22 January 2007
Rank Photo Spammer or Spam Gang Country
Alex Blood / Alexander Mosh / AlekseyB / Alex Polyakov
So many Alex & Alexey spamming! Alex Blood tied to Pilot Holding & long ago, then Alex Polyakov posted he owned them. Massive botnet and child-porn spam ring, also pharma, mortgage, and more. May work with Kuvayev and Yambo.
Leo Kuvayev / BadCow
Russian/American spammer. Does "OEM CD" pirated software spam, copy-cat pharmaceuticals, porn spam, porn payment collection, etc. Spams using virus-created botnets and may be involved in virus distribution.
Michael Lindsay / iMedia Networks
Lindsay's iMedia Networks is a full-fledged spam-hosting operation serving bulletproof hosting at high premiums to well known ROKSO-listed spammers. His customers spam via botnet zombies with spam payloads hosted offshore, tunneled back to his servers.
United States
Ruslan Ibragimov /
Stealth spamware creator. One of the larger criminal spamming operations around. Runs a CGI mailer on machines in Russia and uses hijacked open proxies and virus infected PCs to flood the world with spam.
Amichai Inbar
Full scale criminal operation. Spamming porn, illegal drugs and pump-&-dump stock using botnets. Partnered with many of the worst US and Russian ROKSO spammers.
Pavka / Artofit
A Russian gang who have been spamming for years. Started with porn, now into many types of spam, always via hijacked PCs. Part of a large criminal group involving ROKSO spammers Leo Kuvayev & Alex Blood. Also see "Yambo Financials" ROKSO.
Vincent Chan /
Vincent Chan and his Chinese partners have been sending spam for years. They mainly do pharmacy, and are able to send out huge amounts daily. The use a vast amount of compromised machines, for sending, hosting and proxyhijacking.
Hong Kong
Alexey Panov -
Spamming, spammer hosting, spamware peddlers. Author of the DMS spamware that uses hijacked open proxies and virus infected PC to flood the world with spam.
Yambo Financials
Huge spamhaus tied into distribution and billing for child, animal, and incest-porn, pirated software, and pharmaceuticals. Run their own merchant services (credit-card "collection" sites) set up as a fake "bank."
Jeffrey Peters - JTel / CPU Solutions
Convicted felon, hard-core spammer host, Peters is also behind a fake Russian "ISP" serving many criminal ROKSO spammers. Forged documents seem to be among his specialties.
United States

Source: Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database + Spamhaus Blocklist (SBL) database. Detailed records on each spammer or spam gang listed can be viewed by clicking on the hyperlinks above.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A large collection of free proxy, bypass firewalls! surf anonymously!

Proxy Bypasser
The majority of the users are people trying to bypass their school or business's filters. Also used to surf the web anonymously. - no ads except the first page. - no ads. - no ads. - no ads except front page. - ads on the front page - no ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads, but clean looking - clean looking but with popup ads. - contains ads. - contains ads on the first page, slow. - no ads. but rugged site. - no ads except the first page. - contains ads on the first page. - no ads. - no ads. - contains ads on the first page, slow. - slow, no ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - multiple proxys - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads. - contains ads but small ads - contains ads. - no ads. - no ads except front page. - contains ads. - contains ads and popups. - contains huge ads. - contains ads. - no ads.

Thanks to the anonymous poster.

Secure pages and with no ads: (also available via http://)

Insecure pages (mostly no ads): - with a little ad but still ok. - contains ads, encodes url.

PHProxies: - contains ads on the first page. - contains ads. - contains ads.

No Input box by default: - no ads, french language. - no ads.

No images:

Other pages with ads: - no input box by default - lots of ads. - same as above. - popups, ads taking half of the browser space. - popup, ads, no images.

Quick update: - no ads.

Thanks to alex-and-r, RandomC, and an anonymous poster - contains ads. - contains ads. - no ads.


thanks hybridstorm - contains ads. (also available as .com .net .tk)

For corrections, additions, please submit comments. Thanks.

Top 10 most downloaded file in the past 10 years according to CNET

Top 10 downloads of the past 10 years

By Kelly Green Morrison and Karen Whitehouse,
When CNET opened its doors in 1996, it was home to 3,000 small shareware and freeware applications. Online software distribution was still in its infancy. What a difference a near-decade makes! Since 1996, we've watched the rise of instant messaging, digital audio and the MP3 format, file sharing, spyware and antispyware, and the open-source movement, just to name a few. And we've watched as online software distribution has gone from pipe dream to reality. These 10 applications best represent the top trends in downloading over the past decade.


Today instant messengers are ubiquitous, but when ICQ ("I Seek You") was first released in 1997, it was truly the first of its kind. Though competitors such as Yahoo Instant Messenger and AIM have since encroached on ICQ's territory, this chat client remains enormously popular with international users, and it has remained one of's most popular applications since its launch.


Arriving fast on the heels of the emerging MP3 digital format, Nullsoft's Winamp was one of the darlings of the burgeoning digital audio scene in the late '90s. This free audio player quickly gained popularity, becoming one of the most popular files on, and Nullsoft was eventually acquired by AOL in 1999.

CNET community's

Top 10 downloads

Who doesn't remember this controversial file-sharing kingpin? Developed by Northeastern University student Shawn Fanning, Napster was a groundbreaking application that enabled users to share MP3s painlessly for the first time through a peer-to-peer network. Napster has since been sued, shuttered, and reborn as a subscription music service, but its legacy remains.
Developed by the open-source Mozilla project in 2003, Firefox was the first browser to show the promise of breaking Microsoft's stranglehold on the browser market. Lightweight, secure, and packed with useful features, Firefox exemplifies the promise of the strengthening open-source movement.

When CNET launched in 1996, WinZip was among the first programs in our library, and in the past nine years, it has remained near the top of our Most Popular list. The reason is simple: For many years, WinZip was an essential utility. You couldn't download or send large files without it. Even the fact that Windows XP now has built-in ZIP support hasn't diminished its popularity. The keys to WinZip's success are its simplicity and its singularity of purpose: it does one thing--compressing and decompressing files--and it does it very well.
Apple's music player and organizer makes our top 10 list for the sheer beauty of its product design. iTunes is not only a full-featured media player and library in its own right, it's also the gateway for Apple's iPod and popular music store, creating an elegant and simple interface for buying and organizing music. If only all software were this easy to use.
Almost as soon as there was software to download, there was adware coming along for the ride. Lavasoft did its part to hold the line with Ad-aware, a spyware scanner and remover. Its simple interface and excellent results have gained the program acclaim over the past five years, including a recent monopoly on the No. 1 slot in's Most Popular list. We wouldn't download files without it, and apparently, neither would most of you.

If Internet signals can travel over a phone line, then voice calls can travel over the Internet, right? With a Voice-over-IP (VOIP) program such as Skype, they certainly can. The prospect of making free calls to folks all over the globe has persuaded millions of people to install the software; the ease of use and surprising voice quality have earned Skype a loyal user base and accolades that include a CNET Editors' Choice and a Webby.
Ten years ago, the Web was full of static content. The 1995 debut of RealPlayer changed all that. Streaming audio and video in a free media player was a bold step forward into making the Internet a viable entertainment platform, and RealNetworks was there. Today the software plays almost every media format, and the online music store sells tunes compatible with most MP3 players--even the iPod. RealPlayer hasn't always been at the head of the class, but it was there first, and it keeps adapting to the developing world of online media.

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Bridging the gap between print and Internet publishing, Adobe's portable document format (PDF) lets publishers distribute their articles, newsletters, and documentation online without worrying about formatting problems or unauthorized alterations. By giving away the Acrobat Reader early on, Adobe helped create a nearly unassailable market position. If you want to read magazine archives or software manuals online, you need Acrobat Reader--as its nearly seven-year occupation of the Most Popular list can attest.

EA introduces "Sims game" for laptops

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS.O: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday announced a new line of video games called "The Sims Stories" aimed at the laptop-toting youth market as it strives to deliver a bigger proportion of titles based on more lucrative company-owned material.

Players of "The Sims" control virtual people called Sims as they sleep, eat, cook, socialize, buy things and work.

"The Sims" is the No. 1 franchise at EA, the world's biggest video game publisher, which has sold more than 70 million games globally since 2000. It also has a broader audience than most games. Half of its players are female -- unlike most commercial video game audiences, who are mostly male.

"The Sims Life Stories" is the first in the new series and is due in the United States and Europe in the first week of February.

"The Sims Pet Stories" and "The Sims Castaway Stories" are scheduled to ship in mid-2007 and late 2008, respectively.

EA aims to use the new titles to expand the "Sims" audience to more casual players and is targeting multitasking MySpace teens and consumers in their early 20s with the new games.

"The Sims Life Stories" has a comic-romantic plot and offers a new story mode, which runs through 12 chapters of a set story line, while also supporting the franchise's traditional open style of play.

All of "The Sims Life Stories" games are designed to run on laptops and do not require upgraded graphics cards, as many PC games do. The games can also be played for hours or minutes in a window while other programs, such as instant messaging or e-mail, run simultaneously.