p2pnet.net News:- “Yes, attacking spammers is wrong, you know this, you shouldn’t be doing it. Your ip address and request have been logged and will be reported to your ISP for further action.”
That’s what you see (or saw at 6:59 am Pacific) if you tried to access the Lycos anti-spam screen saver – http://makelovenotspam.com/intl/direct.html?lang=en®ion=uk
When we tried the site on November 29, it was down, but didn’t carry a message.
Make Love, not Spam, is a Windows / MacOS application that surfs targets on real-time blacklists from organisations such as Spamcop.
"The more users download and use the screen saver, the lower the performance of the sites sending out the spam, and the greater the costs for the operators,” explained Heise Online.
"If it is activated, it shows a map indicating where the web server currently being attacked is located. Various permanently displayed live data show how many users are currently taking part in the attack and whether the performance of the server under attack is suffering to the extent desired."
Are spammers Lycos is counter-spamming responsible for the hack?
anti-spam – Make Love, not Spam!, p2pnet, November 29, 2004
lower the performance – Lycos users are to attack spammers, Heise Online, November 26, 2004