LAw Enforcement Contact

Chris caldcv at
Mon Jan 23 07:46:21 UTC 2012

The appropriately named SS mainly deals with counterfeit currency,
widespread ID theft (See also: Ryan1918) and threats to the President.
There is nothing really you can do and this is why:

1. If you contact the domain name provider, a backup domain is likely
being used, so if that is shutdown you loose you mole in your "whack a
mole" game.

2. If you contact TP/Softlayer, see point #1

3. I've had law enforcement become more interested in questionable
images, which were probable cause, hosted on a third party public
image sharing service than actually handing over information of law
enforcement value because you'll get that "we are looking into it"
response. The probable cause example turned into a quick warrant and
the suspect was arrested later that week.

4. I used to chase botnets. The emphasis is on "used to". It will burn
you out dealing it so much.

I would heed the advice of contacting and if you catch
bits and pieces of a domain name, send an email to the abuse contact.
EDU abuse contacts are wonderfully helpful if they are a decent sized
school. If they are some art college near Boston, good luck.

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM, A. Pishdadi <apishdadi at> wrote:
> We've been contacted by the Secret Service before regarding customer
> servers that have been doing shady stuff. apparently they do alot of the
> cybercrime work for the federal government. from what I've seen we've been
> contacted more by them then the FBI. I did email a contact from the SS from
> a issue early in 2011, hopefully he responds.


"The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to
be when you kill them." - Sir William Clayton

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