Ding! Dong! Santrex is dead!

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Francisco, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Thank you to a helpful soul on WHT for passing along a very interesting email that states Santrex, the scum of the internet, is bankrupt and closing up shop:

    It has been a long time coming. At one point they had an entire /19 or even an /18 listed with spamhaus

    and other BL's for all of the botnets, booters, & spammers they hosted. They ended up renumbering customers

    instead of trying to cleanup the subnets.

    Francisco
     
  2. splitice

    splitice Just a little bit crazy... Verified Provider

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    Now I need a new comparison to use for bad hosts. "downtime like Scamtrex (Santrex)" was a very effective comparison for getting hosts to pick up their game.
     
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  3. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    So did Santrex ever get there own IPv4 space? if so I wonder what they will do with it...
     
  4. Patrick

    Patrick INIZ.COM Verified Provider

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    Last time I heard about them they were using NForce's PayPal address to accept PP payments
     
  5. scv

    scv Massive Nerd Verified Provider

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    They own 46.166.128.0/18 - even if it does get auctioned off I'm sure it'll go cheap considering how much abuse has come from that range.
     
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  6. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Still a /18 to someone in the EU would be good... considering to go to RIPE you'll only get a /22.
     
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  7. ChrisM

    ChrisM Cocktail Enthusiast Moderator Verified Provider

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    I seen this coming!
     
  8. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    The range is extremely dirty so it won't go well.

    Francisco
     
  9. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Balticservers is dirty I am sure they won't mind probably included in the 'sale'/'takeover'.
     
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  10. Reece-DM

    Reece-DM New Member Verified Provider

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    Shocked this didn't happen a few years back.

    Well atleast they managed to bankrupt than get raped by the police.
     
  11. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Are they?? That's a shame :( Their owner/rep seems to be a nice fellow.

    I know I yelled at him at one point but that's because it originally seemed like his website was a rip of someone elses. Ended up they were both his sites, just translated :D

    Francisco
     
  12. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Last I heard the owner was in Egypt so it isn't like they could touch him anyways.

    Francisco
     
  13. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    I am sure he allows you to host stuff like warez ect big host at WJunction (If that still exists)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bzImage

    bzImage New Member

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    ChicagoVPS?
     
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  15. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Well, look at the country they're in :) I'm pretty sure if you look for any EU DC they'll have the same results.

    Francisco
     
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  16. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Looks like RiotSecurity is sharing his love with you Fran, More than writing a blog post this time though.
     
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  17. shovenose

    shovenose New Member Verified Provider

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    Heh I'll take their IP block if they don't want it - glad to see these guys go I've seen some nasty stff coming to our network from them.
     
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  18. Kruno

    Kruno New Member Verified Provider

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    You are too late. Their /18 is already mnt-by DUOMENUCENTRAS-MNT. In other words, BalticServers already took it. 
     
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  19. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    It's going to take a long time for that subnet to calm down. There's likely sooooo much bot traffic on it.

    Francisco
     
  20. RiotSecurity

    RiotSecurity New Member

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    Some booters from hf skids are hosted there.

    Here's a nice list of companies who run booters for hackforums skiddies:

    Phantom Stresser - 93.115.93.45


    YouDown - 37.221.160.37


    Legion Stresser - 89.248.161.144


    illuminati Stresser - 89.248.161.157


    Destress Booter - 37.221.160.124


    Hyper Stresser - 192.241.151.17


    DDoSEM - 93.114.43.131


    Dynasty Stresser - 198.27.120.192


    MasterBoot - 198.58.110.52


    Chaos Stresser - 108.61.24.115


    SnowStresser - 198.12.15.203


    BigBangBooter - 198.12.15.205


    reBOOT/complexity - 198.12.14.86


    Refiend Stresser - 173.245.31.245


    Titanium Stresser - 198.46.158.94


    PowerStresser - 94.102.51.123


    Anonymous Stresser - 8.2.120.122


    QuantomStresser - 82.221.96.224

    (mostly voxility/ecatel, however you see cnservers ddos protection there, etc)