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Spammer Hangout's Membership Roster Left Exposed

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the wham-wham-wham dept.

Spam 691

MikeCapone writes "According to an article at Wired News, spammers feel the need to be part of a community too. The Bulk Club is one such community. A message on the site states that it offers, for a $20 monthly fee, a variety of how-to articles, spamming software, a members' message board area, and 300,000 FRESH e-mails/week. Unsurprisingly, the 'Law & Ethics' section is 'Members Only.' The good part is that, because of a glitch, the membership list of this charming organization was left exposed on the website."

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Send them some mail (5, Funny)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855800)

Maybe they'd be interested in some anti-spam software.

Re:Send them some mail (3, Funny)

SYSS Mouse (694626) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855906)

Every one of us should send them 10 e-mails each, preferably more, and we have lots of users.. MUHAHAHAHA

Re:Send them some mail (3, Insightful)

rzbx (236929) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855997)

I thought about that, but then I figured it would be insane. We would be supplying them with our email addresses. I get spam, but I don't get that much. A move like this would surely increase the spam in my box.

Re:Send them some mail (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856017)

You could forge the headers and change the Reply To address.

Then constantly change the subject so that when they build a filter that blocks one type of email another can still go through.

I bet that would work.

Hehehe....Big surprise... (1)

trainsnpep (608418) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855803)

Big surprise that the membership offers look like a site selling you snake oil, which is pretty much what these guys do, right? Fp?

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855804)

or maybe not :(

Re:fp (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855883)

You FAIL it, bitch!

Re:fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855894)

I'm sorry I'm a noob at this... I completely forgot the 20 second delay rule.

I have a solution (5, Funny)

mao che minh (611166) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855810)

So, 150 spammers huh? I think I'll opt for the HK MP5 [remtek.com] . Each magazine can hold 32 bullets, which means I'll need 19 fully loaded magazines, or 192 bullets. I figure that I will need this much ammunition because in my zest filled murderous glee I am likely to waste at least four bullets on each spammer, since the intense joy that I will have while firing said bullets in their direction will cause me to miss at least 75% of the time. I think I will also make use of the 10mm automatic cartridges, which deliver up to twice the muzzle energy of the standard 9mm shell (I aim for optimal terminal effect).

Make no mistake, my aim will prove true. I should have this whole "spam" ordeal cleared up by late September.

*as a side note, it wouldn't hurt to sign up and learn how your enemy thinks, and how he employs his tactics. Before you gun him down like a dog in the street, that is.

Re:I have a solution (1)

josh crawley (537561) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855860)

More like 608 bullets?

Re:I have a solution (1)

SYSS Mouse (694626) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855863)

It should be 628 bullets... But I need one whole magazine for each spammer, since four bullet is not enough to finish a spammer off.

oops (5, Funny)

mao che minh (611166) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855871)

In my feverish anticipation of the hunt, I got my math wrong. You can see how anxious I am to get started on my righteous campaign.

Re:oops (0, Troll)

Negative Response (650136) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855922)

You can see how anxious I am to get started on my righteous campaign.

I can see how anxious you are to get the first post.

Re:I have a solution (0)

Darryl Millar (701040) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855880)

I personally prefer the FN P-90. 50 round magazine. I'd probably use 4 mags. The unused bullets I would put into the BC legislature. (J/K of course...)

Way OT: Re:I have a solution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855934)

Assuming you mean British Columbia, you're about ten years too late. Where were you when the goddamned NDP was running amok?

Re:I have a solution (2, Funny)

Dorothy 86 (677356) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855930)

Why go with a low caliber MP5 when you can use This? [bigpond.net.au]

Sadness: (2, Funny)

HyperColor Underware (628462) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855963)

When knowledge of guns comes from CounterStrike.

OH MAN! I THINK I'LL USE THE DEAGLE!

While crouching, I'll use a wallhack too, and I think I'll even use a aimbot! Those spammers won't know what hit them.

I bet they can't bunnyhop.

Re:I have a solution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855968)

You could just get one chambered for .45 auto, I think they offer that too.. much better than 9mm. About equal to the 10mm though I think..

Re:I have a solution (4, Funny)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855973)

"Make no mistake, my aim will prove true. I should have this whole "spam" ordeal cleared up by late September."

And your name is Mao, hm?

Hey, if they're the first people up against the wall when your revolution comes, sign me up! I'll even carry around a copy of your little red cook book!

Who gives a shit? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855812)

no... ...really?

SPAM! (0)

gibbdog (551209) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855816)

Give them the slashdot effect and spam them to hell!

Re:SPAM! (1)

Dorothy 86 (677356) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856045)

There is no rath, in Heaven, Earth, or Hell that can match the rath of an angered /.er

hosting sites (4, Interesting)

confusion (14388) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855817)

I'd be interested in seeing the list of bulk friendly isp's :)

Re:hosting sites (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855977)

http://www.spamhaus.org/

Great quote: (5, Informative)

Saint Aardvark (159009) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855819)

Spam? UCE? Opt-In? Double Opt-In?

What's the difference between these remarkle advertising vehicles? Don't be left without the proper knowledge when sending out your offering to the masses. Along with our other various How Tos, learn the difference before any mailing.

I have never felt so good to be part of the Slashdot effect.

BTW, as pointed to in the article, a list of members was posted to Usenet [google.com] w/a list of memberships. There was also a link to an archive of the contents of the site; here's a link:

http://jscript.dk/2003/8/thebulkclub.com.zip [jscript.dk]

and a mirror:

http://saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com/thebulkclub.co m/thebulkclub.com.zip [saintaardv...rpeted.com]

A list of the files in the archive can be found here:

http://saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com/thebulkclub.co m/contents.txt [saintaardv...rpeted.com]

Grab a copy and post your own links!

Re:Great quote: (5, Funny)

Ichijo (607641) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856040)

I have never felt so good to be part of the Slashdot effect.
I'm still waiting for someone to write a non-virus, volunteer-based DDOS client with a voting system.

What a disappointment: (5, Funny)

Quixo-tastic (663394) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855823)

They're not /.ed yet. You call that clicking?

Re:What a disappointment: (5, Funny)

Saint Aardvark (159009) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855944)

Oh, it's better now. BTW, responsible people do not do:

bash-2.01 $ while [ true ] ; do wget -O - http://www.thebulkclub.com > /dev/null ; done
That would be wrong.

Re:What a disappointment: (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855978)

They're spammers. Two wrongs make a right.

Re:What a disappointment: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855991)

All I can keep seeing is that clip from Mortal Kombat where Shang Sung has his arms up in the air, chanting "It has begun..."

Re:What a disappointment: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856051)

I suck at scripting...so thanks for doing it for me =)

Haiku (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855827)

Agony, pain, burning, acid
Slow death too good for spammer
May spam penis shrink

5-7-5 (-1, Offtopic)

mao che minh (611166) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855841)

5-7-5!!!!!n!i!g!g!e!r!

I'm part of a frat. It's in the contract. (1)

General Sherman (614373) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855828)

Alright, I need a dog, some matches, and a paper bag.

Well now... (3, Funny)

The Tyro (247333) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855835)

The shoe is on the other foot, isn't it? That was certainly a fortunate glitch.

I wonder how the spammers feel now that their personal information and identity is being passed around the internet. I wonder if they are receiving "unsolicited" email.

Muhahahah...

SPAM 'em (-1, Troll)

dwhittington (577769) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855837)

Geez, maybe if someone harvested the list and SPAMed the hell out of 'em, they would get the point....

SPAM SUX!

Take a bite out of... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855839)

"The good part is that, because of a glitch, the membership list of this charming organization was left exposed on the website."

[The theme to Jaws starts playing]

If SPAM is so bad.. (0, Flamebait)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855846)

why do reputable companies like Symantec [symantec.com] , Amazon [amazon.com] and others spam me?

Re:If SPAM is so bad.. (2, Funny)

SYSS Mouse (694626) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855888)

Because they subscribe to this site for $20/month.

Re:If SPAM is so bad.. (0, Redundant)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855897)

Multi-level affiliate marketting.

Re:If SPAM is so bad.. (5, Interesting)

confusion (14388) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855911)

It's pretty involved, but there was an expose in one of the media outlets a few weeks ago about this very thing. Basically a reputible company outsources its marketing to a firm. That firm is partially comp'd on how much traffic they drive. Now all good companies do due diligence and would never hire some PR firm that spams. So the PR firm outsources to someone else who does the same until the get to one of the big time spammers. With each step down the ladder, the companies get more and more sleazy. The linkage is so diluted at that point, it's hard for anyone to tell who requested the spam's to be sent on the original company's behalf.

A company like Symantec can easily say 'my gosh, I can't believe it. we'll talk to our vendor right away.' vendor says 'we had no idea out sub contractor was a spam supporter - we've terminated our relationship with them' and no one has dirty hands.

Re:If SPAM is so bad.. (1)

swordgeek (112599) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856033)

Well, that might be the case for Symantec. Amazon are just filthy spammers, and always have been.

Once a year or so, they rewrite their policies and require you to go back and re-opt-out of their spam lists. Bastards. I quit buying from them years ago, and have gotten into a pretty intense conversation on the phone with them about their spamming practices, but I still get crap.

Let me be the first to shout (-1, Troll)

Ryvar (122400) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855848)

CRUCIFY!

Oh ho ho! (3, Interesting)

MoeMoe (659154) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855850)

The hunters now become the hunted :)

Think about how many different ways this benefits email users around the world... We now have a portal into the world of these deviants (I love that word). Give me one address, just one address... They don't know what SPAM really is yet... Let alone the true meaning of /. hehehe

Seriously, I'm sure that atleast a few million people are going to have less spam tomorrow after this :)

Thank you Dr. Slashdot!

Naughty! (5, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855852)

You know, snooping around a spammers site looking for open files is really fighting abuse with abuse and .. *sporf!* I can't keep typing this without busting a gut! Bwahahaha!

Re:Naughty! (4, Insightful)

marko123 (131635) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855932)

There is an ethical justification in being given no option (by the enemy) to defend yourself in ways other than using unethical means in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. These particular types of enemy tend to be called "truly evil" because they make you break your own morals to fight them.

e.g. having to shoot a person so that he doesn't shoot you.

"Turn the other cheek" doesn't cut it with certain types of enemies. They know this, and you know this.

Re:Naughty! (0, Troll)

eln (21727) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856022)

So you're comparing taking all means necessary to protect your own life and the lives of your loved ones with violating all principals of ethics to keep yourself from having to push the delete button a few times?

I think you need a better sense of perspective.

delete button a few times? (3, Interesting)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856057)

How about a few hundred times a day? And that is not the only thing, there is also the issue of overloading the mail server, the amount of time to read each e-mail before hitting the delete.


Spamming is theft, plain and simple.


Make money at home with your computer...sue spammers. [sexaffair.us]

They ask for it. (1)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856038)

Since they are connected to the internet, they ask for it. If they didn't want the files taken, then they would have diconnected their system from the internet and hit the delete key.

Of course when you connect to the internet, you are asking for people to go through your system and taking your files.

It'd be deliciously ironic if ... (5, Funny)

tessaiga (697968) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855854)

one of those ubiquitous email harvester bots ran into the exposed membership list :)

Hypocrisy (5, Funny)

splinterBR (452234) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855855)

Hey, I love their little notice:

The Bulk Club does not promote any portion of this site via bulk email period. It is against our hosting providers terms of service to do so and we will not tolerate anyone who abuses these rules on our web site.

The club for spammers hates spam???

I can see them rewriting that page now:- (4, Funny)

56ker (566853) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855856)

FREE Email Account Companies YES
FREE Autoresponder Companies YES
FREE Online Storage Companies YES
FREE URL Redirection Companies YES
FREE Web Templates YES
Able to withstand slashdotting NO

But hey! (5, Funny)

Geekenstein (199041) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855858)

That popup window says we can join their mailing list for FREE!

*signs up his boss*

Re:But hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856008)

Yes but that pop-up was probably laced with tracking cookies. The web page the glich it was all a trick muhahahahahahah. It was Keyser Soze!!! ;)

ethics? (1)

turvalon (668877) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855861)

How can they have an ethics section with spamming? Does it include something along the lines of "it is ethical to enter your email list to our database so we can have a super database" and send your membership check to "this address"...

"Responsible" business practices (4, Interesting)

Alizarin Erythrosin (457981) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855866)

From the article:
In an e-mail interview, Auman said that the club was dedicated to promoting "responsible" business practices and that it offers information about misleading tactics used by some spammers simply to show why they are improper.

Now, I hate spam and spammers with a passion, but I must admit that the subject lines and stuff I've been getting recently are a lot more appropriate. At least the spam I get, they aren't trying to hide it anymore with stuff like "Re: Your bank account" or "Re: Tech support" and it's about debt management or a second mortgage or my wang. Too bad that their "responsible business practices" include articles about spoofing (probably about spoofing emails and forging headers) and harvesting emails ("opt-in" my ass).

But anyways... down to the real reason I posted. Did anybody manage to get any info about addresses, telephone numbers, etc? I have a baseball bat and some free time in the mornings before work... and late nights are free too! DId I mention I live in Florida, just like this guy:

Among the Bulk Club's list of 159 "active members" was Damon Decrescenzo, one of the operators of Rockin Time Holdings, a Florida junk e-mailer sued by Microsoft in June and by Amazon this month.

I have responsible business practices too! I am responsible for alot of death and destruction...

Re:"Responsible" business practices (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856019)

("opt-in" my ass)


Thanks, but I would rather NOT opt-in to your ass.

Spam Nazis (4, Funny)

Bishop923 (109840) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855869)

According to the Bulk Club's member roster, other subscribers include John Milton, an alias used by Davis Wolfgang Hawke, a former neo-Nazi who became a penis-pill spammer.

Funny how the transition from Neo-Nazi to Spammer doesn't seem like much of a jump...

Re:Spam Nazis (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855929)

This man must be the actual incarnation of Hell's suffering and evil.

Consider this (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855967)

White people have penises that are slightly below average and quite a bit below the average black man. By advertising penis-enhancing pills to white people (the vast majority of Internet users) he is helping the white man gain another advantage over other races.

The racism isn't gone, it's just differently applied.

Shhhhhh. (5, Funny)

niko9 (315647) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855873)

Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting spammers.

Cool (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855876)

Free zipped copies of www.thebulkclub.com.

The membership list only has names, but no doubt a bunch of them can be traced to single spammers.

There is the downside of not knowing which are real spammers and which are just working to become spammers, but both are pretty bad.

One of the members appears twice. I wonder if they double-paid.

Re:Cool (1)

Alizarin Erythrosin (457981) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855912)

Kinda makes you wonder how many are ficticous names... For some reason I'm reminded of the disclaimer from Crank Yankers though... "The names have not been changed. Screw the innocent [or in this case, guilty]."

Re:Cool (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856009)

> There are only 10 kinds of people in this world... those who understand binary and those who don't

Huh? If there are 10 kinds of people in the world, that would imply:

00 - those who understand binary
01 - ???
10 - those who do not understand binary
11 - ???

What are the other two possible values? I would say _YOU_ don't understand binary. The corrected phrase should probably be:

"There are 1 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who do not".

Glad to help out an uneducated moron.

Give 'Em A Break (1)

Ro'que (153060) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855877)

How else would they know what e-mail addresses to filter and which to accept messages from?

Bah (1)

MalleusEBHC (597600) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855879)

The worst part of working at a job where I use a Windows box is I can't ssh to my Mac and set a cron job to accidentally curl their whole site every minute. And to think, /dev/null on my box at home is just screaming "Feed me with wasted bandwidth from spammers!"

Re:Bah (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855926)

If you're looking for a good windows ssh client, try Putty.

Re:Bah (5, Informative)

Wumpus (9548) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855935)

One word: Putty. [greenend.org.uk]

Re:Bah (1)

eht (8912) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856018)

As other have said, putty

Don't forget cygwin, how can you use windows without cygwin? I'm primarily a windows guy and love my cygwin.

Teraterm ssh, though that is feeling it's age.

And I know there are other ones if you're willing to pay for them.

Oh? (1)

fidget42 (538823) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856024)

Unless you are behind a firewall, use PuTTY [greenend.org.uk] . It is a nice little telnet/ssh client for Windows.

Re: MS Scheduler (1)

Triggersite (697014) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856052)

You can add their page to your Favorites in Internet Explorer and set it to download a fresh copy of the site every minute if you'd like

Wait... We found one of their hideouts? (0, Funny)

Delphix (571159) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855886)

SLASHDOTTERS ATTACK!

How generous... (2, Interesting)

magarity (164372) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855891)

Again, receiving no commission or kick back for listing them. We are here for you and you only. We are not here to tout a company to receive a kick back. Just giving as accurate information as humanly possible so to help your business make it big.

Wow, I'm glad that they are so fair minded and humanitarian as to only be here for me. In that case, please STOP BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM.

It's only the second day of the month and my spam filter reports I've already received 75 spams wasting half a megabyte of my ISP's bandwidth. For anyone interested, my ISP has a great spam filtering service; I hardly ever actually get any spams falling through to my in box. You can check it out at this URL: https://www.mailarmory.com/

I was refreshing about 100 times a second when... (5, Funny)

Hiigara (649950) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855893)

This popup appeared.

"The Bulk Club Mailing List
Join our mailing list for FREE!

Bulk Email Industry News Alerts
Free Tips & Tricks
Updated Bulk Club News
and more..."

Now how stupid do they think we are?

The disturbing thing is... (2, Insightful)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855910)

s/spammer/dissident/ig && redo;
If this data were left exposed, collected and put online about most any other group, be it alcoholics or political dissidents, you people would all be appalled, talking about 1984, dissing Microsoft for bad security even though they have nothing to do with it...

But instead, one of the first comments is a calculation of how much ammo we'll need...

Have a heart, people! Sure, spammers are jerks, we can laugh at them and make fun of them, but don't you have any sense of decency?

Re:The disturbing thing is... (1)

Why Should I (247317) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855962)

Smiple answer...

They don't, so why should we?

Re:The disturbing thing is... (2, Informative)

Anonvmous Coward (589068) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855970)

"Have a heart, people! Sure, spammers are jerks, we can laugh at them and make fun of them, but don't you have any sense of decency?"

Never measure one's decency based solely on an expression of their emotions. Imagine PETA frowning over use of the term "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."

Re:The disturbing thing is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855999)

Have a heart, people! Sure, spammers are jerks, we can laugh at them and make fun of them, but don't you have any sense of decency?

Go fuck yourself man. I've had to drop multiple email accounts after being deluged with 300+ emails a day. Not like I recieve anything important, but if I did no way I'd find it. A joke about the # of bullets needed to take them out is no worse than the multitide of lawyer jokes. As for asking us if we hav eno decency that makes you sound like a spamming pig yourself. That have you no decency spiel was best left in the 18th century. We are in the 21st now.
{sorry that doesn't totally make sense}

Re:The disturbing thing is... (1, Funny)

wirelessbuzzers (552513) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856056)

Yes. Spammers are really, really annoying. Lawyers who sue everyone and everything in sight are annoying, too. But excuse me for using an 18th-century speil, when everyone seems to be treating the spam problem like it's some fucking witch-hunt.

Jokes about the number of bullets you need for these spammers/lawyers are not funny. They are offensive, and not only to spammers and lawyers (for instance, me). We need to talk about 21st century ways to solve these problems (you know, better laws, improved protocol design) instead of hating the people who exploit them.

I'm not a spammer. I don't sympathize with spammers, especially after my little sister got porn-spammed out of her first email account. But the way you talk about these people is appalling.

Re:The disturbing thing is... (2, Insightful)

seanadams.com (463190) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856032)

Yes, such an apt comparison! I can't tell you how irritated I am with alcoholics harvesting my personal information from web sites and mailing lists - why should spammers suffer a harsher penalty? Thanks for pointing out our hypocrisy. Gosh, do I feel bad for the spammers now.

Re:The disturbing thing is... (5, Insightful)

Drakon (414580) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856042)

will people please stop generallizing? There is more than one person posting on /., and I guarentee there are more than two opinions about any topic.

Regardless,
Have a heart, people! Sure, spammers are jerks, we can laugh at them and make fun of them, but don't you have any sense of decency?

I beg your pardon?
This is the Network that belongs to the People. These are the people that are abusing the network.

I don't have a sense of decency when it comes to dirty, nasty, polluters that break laws or attempt to break laws.

If it had been a list of alcoholics or political dissidents no one would have any business posting their names anywhere. This is a list of people who can each be charged with trespassing or attempted trespassing, and our government refuses to charge them with these crimes. Now I'm not saying I'M going to go vigilanti on their collective ass, but I'm more than willing to turn a blind eye to anyone who does.

Re:The disturbing thing is... (5, Interesting)

marko123 (131635) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856049)

Spammers deprive me of a fair way to defend myself. I don't like being put in a position where I break my own moral code to fight them off, but by their method of attack they have taken away my ability to fight them fairly.

War fought in this way on these grounds is justified, yet I may still feel a little guilty when I look at their (servers') smoking remains.

I hate people like this all the more because they give me only two choices: lose, or denigrate myself and win.

I hope this explains a little better why people here hate spammers SO MUCH.

(unless I've been trolled :)

Dick waving (-1, Troll)

NineNine (235196) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855936)

Wow. For all of the dick waving here threatening to take down their site, it still responds incredibly fast. Guess /.'ers are all talk. Sad, really. Either that or these spammers are *really* fucking good.

But I've already got that list... (4, Funny)

blueforce (192332) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855940)

I already have all of those email addresses - they're right there at the top of my emails......the "from" address right?

Reminds me of a quote ... (1)

Snoopy77 (229731) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855941)

'How many people would go hunter if the deer could shoot back.'

Looks like the deer have the ammunition and hunter in their sights. Just waiting for the trigger to be pulled.

Heh heh heh... (1)

Catnapster (531547) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855947)

I've got a couple hours to kill. I think I'll turn off my browser cache and then sit at their website hitting "refresh" continuously.

what to do (3, Funny)

alphax45 (675119) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855951)

Burning too goo for em,
hanging's too good for em,
they should be chopped up into itty bitty peices and burried alive!!
Why don't we just throw "spam" at their houses till the give up? I'm sure the hot florida/california sun will make a great smelling house :)

Re:what to do (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856064)

You can't very well bury them alive once they've been chopped up into itty bitty pieces now can you?

Anyone have some spare cash? (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855954)

Somebody sign up just to see some of that stuff. I would, but I wouldn't trust these guys with my financial info. Any souls out there braver than I?

If the glitch is fixed.. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855957)

I have a copy of the entire member list if anyone wants it.

Just email me at this [mailto] address and I'll give yuo the information you want.

Hungry FOR Loop? (1)

Erik_the_Awful (675368) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855964)

At the risk of sounding like a script kidd13, Does any one out there have a FOR look hungry for spammer personal info? You ALL know the algorithm...

for each (SPAMMER on SHITLIST) DO
for each (hit on "http://www.google.com/search?q=request+catalog+na me+address+city+state+zip") DO

POST SPAMMER.NAME&ADDRESS&CITY&STATE&ZI P
POST SPAMMER."Why Yes! I'd love a copy of your catalog"

next
next

Honor among thieves? (1)

Orne (144925) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855965)

"The good part is that, because of a glitch, the membership list of this charming organization was left exposed on the website."

What, so they know what email accounts not to spam?

Ethics is private? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6855983)

The first rule of Bulk Club is you do not talk about Bulk Club. The second rule of Bulk Club is you do not talk about Bulk Club. Penis enlargement pills are for masturbation. (Well, who can actually use a 24" tool?)

My spam solution (4, Interesting)

Felinoid (16872) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855986)

Forget "Don't send" lists.
To enforce industry responsability do a national "must include" list.

Liccens spammers AND every spammer must be on the must include list AND spam to everyone on the must include list.

Here is where the fun begins.
Also on the must include list are spam scounts that track the latest spam to update spam filters.
But it get's better.
Also added to the list is fedral observers who check up to be sure all spam is being sent to the must spam list.

As a member of the must spam list you can opt out IF the spammer honnors the opt out system. Of course opt out to be required.

Fedral agents will randomly test opt outs, randomly test the list.

and the e-mail address given for the "must spam" list must be actively read by the spammer. A fedral agent will occasionally contact the spammer at the address to be sure the spammer is still reading his e-mail if not he must pay a hefty fine and repeated offenses msy cost him his liccesn.

This should inspire spammers to police themselfs quite well and do something about the worst spam tactics.

Has Slashdot finally matured? (3, Insightful)

Anonvmous Coward (589068) | more than 10 years ago | (#6855994)

I'm a little surprised nobody pointed out that their webserver is running on Windows 2000 + IIS 5.

Lets get em (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6856011)

This is there email, submit it to every mailing list and registration page you can find.

sales@thebulkclub.com

for a $20 monthly fee... (2, Funny)

H8X55 (650339) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856023)

for a $20 monthly fee, a variety of how-to articles, spamming software, a members' message board area, and 300,000 FRESH e-mails/week.

ok, how much $$ to take me off all their lists?

Whois Search (3, Informative)

ZackSchil (560462) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856037)

Who is the Bulk Club? I dunno, you tell me whois! By the way, I'd rather not call that phone number, can anyone confirm if it is fake or not? Last time I checked, 666 was not a local prefix.

Organization:
The Bulk Club LLC
The Bulk Club LLC The Bulk Club LLC
3867 W. Market St #272
Akron, OH 44333
US
Phone: 330-666-7625
Email: aumaninc@hotmail.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com

Domain Name: THEBULKCLUB.COM

Created on..............: Thu, Aug 29, 2002
Expires on..............: Sun, Aug 29, 2004
Record last updated on..: Tue, Aug 26, 2003

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
The Bulk Club LLC
The Bulk Club LLC The Bulk Club LLC
3867 W. Market St #272
Akron, OH 44333
US
Phone: 330-666-7625
Email: aumaninc@hotmail.com

Domain servers in listed order:

NS2.ITBRAZIL.COM - 216.162.103.31
NS0000.4AMDNS.COM - 202.54.192.205
NS5.4AMDNS.COM - 203.199.113.19

You thinking what I'm thinking? (1)

B.D.Mills (18626) | more than 10 years ago | (#6856053)

The Bulk Club does not promote any portion of this site via bulk email period. It is against our hosting providers terms of service to do so and we will not tolerate anyone who abuses these rules on our web site.

Hmm ... You thinking what I'm thinking?

1. Write bulk e-mail software
2. Loot e-mail addresses from the Net (spammers are so quaint when they say they "harvest" e-mail addresses....)
3. Spamvertise "TheBulkClub.com"

We can pretend that TheBulkClub.com is a website for penis enlargement pills. I mean the name is just asking for trouble....

4. Wait for the site to be shut down for violating the TOS for the bandwidth provider.

Muhahaha!

And now for my next trick .... inventing a gun that can use luncheon meat for ammunition.
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