NTT Verio ‘deletes’ AOL flower scam site

Kudos to Reg Reader

A big pat on the back for Reg Reader Alexander Burke, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a self-confessed "hardware hacker and all-around technogeek".

On reading our article You got Flowers! Email scam targets AOL users. Alex did a little detective work. He tracked the IP address of the AOL account rip-off site to a server on the Verio network. He then informed Verio of the rogue account and followed this with a call to the company.

Verio deleted the account within hours of our story going live. So well done to them too. ®

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