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dj
Posted on: Saturday, June 30th, 2007, 5:16pm Report to Moderator
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Got a response back from the The UEM Team of the Office of the Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong. I had been copying them in on all the spam site removal requests sent to HKDNR (Quite a lot!). Looks like they aren't going to be a lot of use! I think the regulations must be quite naive. Do they expect the spammer to use sales@spamsite.hk to advertise http://www.spamsite.hk? This seems to be what they are asking for. I'll check out the link when I have a spare moment from deleting .hk mails!!

Thank you for your emails on various dates requesting HKDNR and this Office to remove spamvertised Hong Kong domains.

Please kindly note that the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance ("the Ordinance") regulates commercial electronic messages that have a "Hong Kong Link".  However, spamvertised domains ending with .hk per se are insufficient to render an electronic message to have a "Hong Kong Link".  Accordingly, this Office is not empowered under the Ordinance to take regulatory actions against these spamvertised domains.  A copy of the Ordinance can be found in http://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20071122/es1200711229.pdf and the definition of "Hong Kong Link" can be found in Section 3 of the Ordinance.

Nonetheless, we are in discussion with the domain name registration body in Hong Kong to explore possible ways to address the problem of Hong Kong domains being absued for spamvertising activities.

Should you have any queries, please contact us again.


Regards,
The UEM Team
Office of the Telecommunications Authority



Dave

"Now its personal"  "Don't get mad, get even!"
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phantazm
Posted on: Sunday, July 1st, 2007, 4:54pm Report to Moderator
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If spam isn't enough, how are their reaction to phishing mails..?
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MarkGiles
Posted on: Wednesday, July 4th, 2007, 7:07am Report to Moderator
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The removal of .hk sites involved in worm distributions in the last two weeks was rapid, thorough and so effective that the perpetrators gave up, and moved to using IP addresses instead. HKCERT turnaround on requests was 24-48 hours.

So if the case is serious enough they have excellent responses. Spam is a lower priority to CERT virus alerts and CERT phishing alerts.
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