I just ran across a web site that is being used to push fake Adobe Flash Player:
I checked the domain’s registration and saw that it was just registered that day, so I attempted to contact the registrar for the domain:
There is was, big as life: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now WHY would you list an abuse email address if you’re not going to accept abuse complaints sent to that email address?!?!
Someone goes to the trouble of looking up the domain registration, and uses the abuse contact provided to send an email to alert the registrar of a problem, and they can’t accept the email!! Instead, they send you back an email stating that you need to use some web form to file the complaint instead?!?!?
I’m so tired of Internet Service Providers who are so afraid of their own shadows that they won’t use email to perform the normal operations of a responsible ISP!! Most ISPs understand that there’s a reason for standardized email addresses (abuse, hostmaster, postmaster, etc), but some ISPs think they’re above the rules and that it’s better to waste people’s time than to just do their jobs!