Article Index

1. Introduction

2. Spamming and Hacking Defined

3. Defending Your Computer

4. Antivirus Programs

5. Firewall Programs

6. Avoiding Spammers and Hackers

7. Reporting Internet Crooks to Law Enforcement Agencies

8. Getting Illegal Spammers and Hackers Kicked Off the Internet

9. Finding a Spammer's ISP

10. Finding a Hacker's ISP

11. How to find the ISP for a specific IP address

12. Composing our Email Complaint

13. Article Conclusion






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Fighting Back Against Illegal Email Spammers, Internet Hackers, and other Web Thieves

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Getting Illegal Spammers and Hackers Kicked Off the Internet

So now you are probably wondering what you should do with all the usual, non-threatening illegal spam you receive on a daily basis. Should you just put up with it? Should you block it? Why not just delete it?

Even though most of these spams are ridiculous, and are good for a laugh, they are still trying to cheat people, and some unfortunate souls are still going to get swindled. After all, if a spammer sends out a million email spams odds are they are going to defraud someone.

The answer to this problem is to complain to spammers' ISPs to get them thrown off the Internet.

What are Internet Service Providers (ISPs) doing about Illegal Spam and Hackers?

Illegal spam and bulk mail costs ISPs and all Internet users wasted time and money. ISPs hate bulk email because it uses valuable server space and they have to spend time and resources to clean it off their servers. If ISPs are not responsive in stopping illegal attempts to use their servers, other ISPs will blacklist them and block their email transmissions. Eventually they could even be forced out of business.

ISPs hate hackers because a hacker can bring down or damage their network. This causes the ISPs monetary loss to repair their network and needless to say it doesn't make their customers very happy either.

To keep their users from hacking or sending illegal spam, all US ISPs have Acceptable Use Policies. These policies are usually very strict as most ISPs have a very low tolerance of hackers and spammers (for examples of acceptable use policies see Time Warner's ).

As the spammers' ISPs know their real identity, they can take action against them. They can fine the wrong doers, report them to law enforcement agencies, and cancel their Internet accounts and email addresses.

This whole process is very encouraging, however the problem is that spammers and hackers go to great lengths to conceal their true identities and their ISP. So, you have to do some homework to find out which ISP is providing Internet services to the spammer.

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