NZ connection in US spam prosecution

, posted: 4-May-2004 23:02

An Australian spam operation with New Zealand connections is one of two cases brought by the United States Federal Trade Commission, under the new Can-Spam Act.

Lance Thomas Atkinson, who lives in Australia, is the brother of Shane Atkinso (read the entire post)...

Telco slow to act on porn posts

, posted: 6-Apr-2004 22:57

The administrator of a website popular with children claims he has had to ban all TelstraClear subscribers in order to prevent one of the internet provider's users from posting offensive pornographic material. According to Melbourne-based Max Bar (read the entire post)...

Herald caught in anti-spam crossfire

, posted: 30-Mar-2004 22:50

Allegations of spamming made against Herald sister company UBD has caused email from the media group to be blocked by users of the Spamhaus Block List (SBL) which protects an estimated 200 million mailboxes worldwide from spam.

UBD, which (read the entire post)...

Buy-Line crash hurts online firms

, posted: 3-Feb-2004 22:17

The only New Zealand-based multi-currency internet credit card processing service, BNZ's Buy-Line, went down just before 3pm last Friday, leaving many web merchants unable to complete orders until 3.30pm the following day.

The Buy-Lin (read the entire post)...

Hacker accused of underage porn

, posted: 5-Dec-2003 22:05

Convicted hacker Jodi Jones is again embroiled in controversy, this time for running a website that contains
pornographic images of young women.

Some of the images were posted on the site without consent, with others raising question (read the entire post)...

Domain name scheme resurfaces

, posted: 29-Oct-2003 22:01

Australian Chesley Rafferty and his company, trading here as Domain Names NZ, are once again trying to get New Zealand domain name holders to part with $237.

The fee is supposedly for registering the variant of a name holder's (read the entire post)...

Hacker put details on web in spite

, posted: 17-Sep-2003 21:58

A 14-year-old hacker put 895 customer records of Hamilton internet provider Net4U on the web in an act of spite. The information included the names, addresses and telephone numbers, as well as email addresses, passwords and customers' credit card (read the entire post)... offline after admin error

, posted: 17-Sep-2003 21:56

An administrative error by's United States registrar meant the local web hoster was effectively taken off the internet earlier today. The US registrar had wrongly caused the zone to be removed from the .com hierarchy.

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Spammer ducks for cover as details published on web

, posted: 19-Aug-2003 21:52

A New Zealander who sent millions of junk emails out every day has shut his business after his personal details were posted on the web.

Shane Atkinson - whose business is known as spamming - said the barrage of abuse made him worry about t (read the entire post)...

'Formula' contains herbal ingredients

, posted: 15-Aug-2003 21:49

Atkinson sent the Herald a sample bottle of the US-made VP-RX pills he sells, which unlike the spam does not make any claims about penis enlargement. They are labelled as a "male formula" and contain herbal ingredients (see below).

Most of (read the entire post)...


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