A couple of nights ago, we suffered a hacking attack from some unpleasant folks looking to promote their own agenda by disrupting online businesses like Money4Machines. Perhaps we’re being a little gruff; they may be perfectly nice folks with pet cats and mothers and Netflix accounts full of Grey’s Anatomy. But the fact is that activities like hacking and spamming are, for the most part, a blight on the internet to regular folks like our sell for cash company and you, our lovely, lovely customers!
Our head web guy is awesome and fought off the hackers like Wolverine (thanks, Luke!), but what about spamming? Well, it turns out that our sell for cash company inboxes may be a little less full of spam from now on, and yours too!
When you log on to sell iPads and other gadgets, you probably have to wade through at least a few annoying spam emails before you get to the juicy stuff like Facebook updates and newsletters from Lolcats. Well, as of today you may be spared approximately 18% of that bullcrap. For a while, at least.
Grum, a botnet suspected of sending out around 18% of the world’s spam emails, has been shut down by Security company FireEye and spam-tracking service SpamHaus. Working alongside ISPs, the duo managed to track the Grum network and shut down its control servers in Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands and Panama.
We buy UK gadgets from you and we love the rapport we have with our customers, so we thought you’d find this quote from one of FireEye’s security researchers quite fun:
“Grum’s takedown resulted from the efforts of many individuals.” said Atif Mushtaq, “This collaboration is sending a strong message to all the spammers: Stop sending us spam. We don’t need your cheap Viagra or fake Rolex.”
Brilliantly said, my boy!