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    questions about illegal spam

    Ok, when I say illegal I mean as in illegal activity type of spam. Lately one of my spam catchers has been getting hammered with carder/carding spam offering everything from Spam Hosting to Fraud Hosting (???) to credit card numbers with the CCV numbers attached to them. I checked a couple of the sites out, discreetly I might add, and found that they do indeed seem to be catering to the carding element out there.

    I find this rather funny considering I am in security in the financial/banking industry, but this is something I have never run across before. I'm not exactly sure who I should forward this type of information to. It seems to be three different sites (although I'm sure they are all linked together) that are running out of Russia. Should I contact Interpol on this, the FBI, both, neither? I just don't know.

    This also comes at a time when several regional banks in the northeast US have been hit with stolen credit cards, see here and here if you haven't heard about this yet.


    Does anyone have suggestions on who to contact regarding this type of activity? Also, the only link I have for the FBI is to fill out a complaint form if my site/network has been attacked, which this doesn't qualify for.


    Oh yeah, that particular spam catcher has also been getting a lot of stuff regarding kiddie porn (!!!) which seems to be from a different group of folks that aren't in Russia.

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    I would report this to the US Secret Service and the FBI. They both have jusrisdiction over these types of things. Search the sites and find an email address to send a report to. This is an international thing apparently, and I'm sure it is incredibly complicated. Even if you can't find the right place to report it, report it. I consider spam to be an attack on a network.
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    Thanks D0pp139an93r, I'll look around for an SS contact. I still don't think that the FBI contact I have is the correct one. Maybe I should ring up our local office and see what they have to say about this...


    any other suggestions out there? Anything about Interpol considering this is a Russian group?

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