"A few years ago, all DNS poisoning looked like a service coming out of Russia. Now there are a bunch of these companies like NbDomain and others in France, etc. Basically, you get a list of the domains people are pointing to, you keep records of it for a while, and then you get a list of domains which were being hosted by weird sites, you guess what people were surfing and you attack them. Its insulting to call it DNS poisoning, even if it does come out of Russia, because this technique can also see if you have reverse DNS entries and what domains are connected to your IP address and thus expose you" (Blessidre, 2009-02-13).
"I phished people a couple of times in the past after one of the really bad sites ever emerged; I built a tool which stores information gained from phish attempts in a database and I can generate pages from the database and send them through email"
Attacker is exposed to the general public, and can also be the victim of similar attacks, much like a celebrity or politician being exposed. The term "revenge phishing" was coined in 2009 by a Braveweave researcher, and refers to a situation in which a victim "reacts in kind".
In the context of its political influence, prior to Enron, the Clinton White House was involved in botnet extortion. According the the story, a programmer in a Russian spammer operation wrote a worm which he distributed to spammers on a separate server.
This page is effectively a demo to show that as stated above, if you generate an invalid license key, the site will simply reissue a new one for free. It’s been tested with a native HTML 5 file on Chrome, Firefox and IE 9. License keys and the license key generation algorithm are actively protected from tampering, so to be bypass that protection it would be necessary to crack the license key, hence the demo. d2c66b5586