Not the end, not the beginning of the end, but perhaps the end of the beginning.
As from today the Internet is a little safer, as Atrivo goes dark.
It is pleasing to report the last remaining peer routing Atrivo (AS 27595 Atrivo/ Intercage), ‘Pacific Internet Exchange’ (PIE) see Spamhaus ref below, was withdrawn at 2:35am EST Sunday Sept 21st 2008.
Although this is good news we should not relax too much, some of the bad stuff has migrated elsewhere, similar to the self re-distribution of AS40989 RBN Network last year. However, we look forward to the forthcoming ‘Atrivo – Cyber Crime USA’ report version 2.0 from HostExploit which may cast some light on this re-distribution and other bad actors.
“I just put my fate into companies I shouldn't have.”
Spamhaus - PIE - Lasso
Atrivo: Cyber Crime USA Report - Hostexploit.com
Cidr Report - Atrivo / Intercage