how to deal with port scan and brute force attack from AS 8075 ?

Jared Mauch jared at
Mon Apr 11 18:31:15 UTC 2016

> On Apr 11, 2016, at 2:18 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> I could be wrong, IANAL, but I’d be surprised if a mere portscan would actually be treated as a violation for the reasons cited above.
>> Not that I've ever heard of someone being fined but you're definitely
>> in to "something wrong" territory.
> I don’t think you’ve made your case for “definite” so far. I agree you might be at risk from an overzealous prosecutor and an activist judge that hates hackers for some reason, but short of that, I think you’re unlikely to run afoul of this statute just on a port scan.

my experience in talking to the DoJ in the US is this is not going to illicit any sort of a response.

I will say that the number of people who “set up a tool” to watch for activity then claim things like a DNS packet or backscatter from DDoS represent a log-on attempt generates the most amusing email to read.

- Jared

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