Well, that’s according to the FTC who shut their connectivity off late last week. And if their claims are accurate, I believe they have a pretty good case for giving Pricewert the title.
According to the FTC’s press release, Pricewert (AKA 3FN, APS Telecom, among others), knowingly hosted child pornography, malware, and spam servers which were responsible for depositing trojan horses, viruses, spyware, phishing attacks, botnet cnc servers, as well as numerous additional web sites with illegal material on them.
If you have ever wondered why a website can exist that can do so much damage or why spam servers can clog your e-mail with so much time/money wasting data or where the truly bad/sick people on the web go for their disease, this is it.
The claim states that by ignoring security groups’ notices to disconnect the offending sites and by frequently changing the source IP address of the servers, Pricewert was able to provide criminals a safe haven on the web.
If the allegations are true, let’s hope that the government doesn’t wait so long next time to find organizations like this on the web and shut down this conduit of crime and filth.