Interesting Situation

From time to time I have received this email message from FeedBlitz; in fact all of the few people that have unsubscribed have had this message:

XXXX has unsubscribed from “Logistics Monster”

The reason is: 08: ISP requested removal

I am currently working with support at my most outstanding server, Media Temple to find out what actually is going on here. Considering the volume and type of visitor I have had over the last three days because of HR1388, I am not surprised that somebody is trying to red flag my site.

My three virus programs are not flagging my site.  Let me know if you are running into any kind of problem with this.

I thought you might like to see what happened to Atlas Shrugs who has the same problem:


A reader forwarded me this exchange. Does anyone have information on how this is generated? It is jaw dropping, the lengths the bots will go through just to suppress information.

-Forwarded Message Attachment–
From:  XXXXX
Subject: Atlas Shrugs
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 06:55:46 -0500

What the ? I got an instant message that this a fraud site from AT & T and if I continue, I do so at my own risk?


–Forwarded Message Attachment–
From:  XXXXX
Subject: Atlas Shrugs
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 06:55:46 -0500

I don’t know if you know about this blog. It is by Pamela Geller, a Jewish woman from New York. She is about my age. She is very good. She has lots of people from all over who send her video and information about things that are going on all over the world. For example, I know who Hugo Chavez is, but I did not know about the anti-semitism that is going on in Venezuela right now. Two and three weeks ago, she had video and photos from every anti-jewish rally from all over. Anyway, this is a good place to get your news that you won’t hear or see on TV.

Just for knowing, I have been getting a lot of subscribers writing me that their daily updates have stopped coming. And why? The notifications I have been getting from Feedblitz (the subscriber list company) say Reader XXX has unsubscribed from “Atlas Shrugs.” The reason is: 08: ISP requested removal.

“ISP requested removal” WTF?

UPDATE: D’vorah adds:

“Pamela; that’s been happening to me also; you surf to website that gives you a warning that if you continue on it will load a virus into your computer.  I don’t know how an ISP (Internet Service Provider) for example, Time Warner or RCN, would have the “nerve” to block a site, unless the site actually has been “hacked” and that makes it impossible for others to continue on or continue on despite a scary warning.

If you get a chance, stop by that post and read the comments.

By Logistics Monster


  • Diamond, I started to leave a comment here about 15 minutes ago and was interrupted by an alert from my security that they wanted to run another check on my computer. On another thread I left a comment that I was getting a lot of attempted hacking in the last two days. And the time line pointed to when I was doing some Literary Research and when I was commenting on your blog. I don’t think it could be the same people who are giving you and Atlas problems because I don’t have a blog. I occasionaly visit Atlas, in fact I signed up for Typepad just to comment if I wanted to. I visit her site because she has the truth about the Middle East that we don’t get anywhere else. I really think it is a coincidence that I’ve been getting hackers when at your site. It used to be that things ran so slowly it would take a long time to get through your site, but it has been much better lately.

    Trouble makers are trying to screw up the works thinking that will shut us all up.

  • Lee – I know that certain ips (usually spammers) are hammering my new site. I just thought it was that, but considering my site has gone from roughly 1000 hits a day to 20,000 in the last three days – I am guess that somebody does not want this information getting out. sorry state of affairs that this is the way a person knows they are increasing their readership. All secure though – that why I have the server I do.

  • Lee,

    It’s the same people.


    Atlas also had some trouble with Google a few months back (imagine that!). Sounds like someone is trying a DOS attack (Denial of Service), which is illegal. You might want to report the IPs to their ISPs. No ISP wants to risk being shut down because of DOS attacks – they’d lose too much money.

  • It has started already! Now that they passed the “OBAMA YOUTH CORPS”, they will go after the right wing news, IE: FOX T.V., Rush, Hannity, etc. Her highness Nancy Pelosi wants to bail out all the Liberal news papers and make them “STATE OWNED”, like the Commie Times. Then they will go after, and out law the internet! Why? you ask. Well they don’t want the opposing views to be heard, watched, or read. So, they will enforce the “Fairness Doctrine” and get rid of the internet, then with them in control of the news media, the ONLY thing you will hear, is their “State run propaganda machine.”

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