Ok, so I'm somewhat confused about having estdomains in here since they appear to be so heavily involved in hosting malware sites. I had one of my sites compromised and was warned by google of the fact someone had turned it into a malware download page. From the info they sent me I went to http://stopbadware.org
and downloaded this scary report which makes HEAVY mention of all things EST > http://blog.stopbadw...-and-affiliates
and especially this portion which appears to show them as either being the same people or even controlled by Atrivo...
(page 8 of the above report)...
"A further key factor for cyber crime is anonymity, the most important of these Atrivo associations is, EstDomains (anonymous registrant), EstHost (anonymous hosting), PrivacyProtect (anonymous registrant), LogicBoxes (hosting servers). It is an interesting background Rather than an elaborate explanation in this version of the study, we use a few simple community quotes:
(a) Spam: 76.09% - 35 of 46 active domains appearing in (spam) email which are registered at ESTDOMAINS, INC. are listed by URIBL in the last 5 days. (URIBL - 08/28/08)"
So now I'm even feeling somewhat uncomfortable even using Malwarebytes because of this association here in this forum of someone whom apparently works with these apparent nogoodniks.
Someone care to explain to me what's going on here? If it's the EST bunch actually trying to clean up their act then fine (then prove it), if it's just another part of Atrivo's ongoing disinformation then it's NOT fine.