This was an amusing spam because of the terms they used to find us. Dan Kaminsky does not have an account on this system. You can find him over at doxpara.com. Since we know Dan, an alias was created under his name and we replied in a manner we believe is entirely consistent with him. Really! The original and the reply went straight to Dan so he could get a laugh just as we did.

From: TopGoldForum Administrator (contact@topgoldforum.com)
To: support[at]attrition.org
Cc: info[at]attrition.org, admin[at]attrition.org, contact[at]attrition.org, webmaster[at]attrition.org
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 23:15:03 +0300
Subject: Regarding http://www.attrition.org

Hello there,

My name is Dennis and I administrate http://www.topgoldforum.com

As Im looking for potential customers I did a search on Google.com for 
"whitehat dan kaminsky" keyword. Your site, attrition.org is well designed 
and have good resources related to the niche and keyword whitehat dan 
kaminsky . Would you considering doing a link exchange with us? A link 
exchange between our site will benefit both of us as will increase our 
Search Engine positions.

TopGold Forum is quickly becoming the internet's premier online finances 
destination. We have reached over 3500 members and over38500 posts in less 
than 11 short months, and are viewed by over 6,000 unique visitors daily.
We are an authority and premiere forum destination for professional 
investors, forex traders, affiliates and individuals how wants to make a 
living online or simple earn more cash.

I've already placed your link on my site here: 
http://topgoldforum.com/partners/attrition.org . 
Please let me know if you agree otherwise I apologise for this and I 
will remove it.


To place my link on your site you can use

 Link url: http://topgoldforum.com/forum/13-forex/
 Link title: Forex Money
or place a generic link

Link Url: http://www.topgoldforum.com
Link Title: Gold Forum

or place our 120x60 button:
 Image Url: http://topgoldforum.com/banners/120x60.jpg
 Link Url: http://www.topgoldforum.com

or our 88x31 button
 Image Url: http://topgoldforum.com/banners/tgf88x31.gif
 Link Url: http://www.topgoldforum.com

I prefer if you can place better a link than an image as is good for SEO.

If you have any questions just reply to the email and I'll happily answer 
you. As I'm not sure what is your primary email address I've also send it to 
admin and support addresses. Hope this gets to you.

Thank you for your time,
Dennis
http://www.topgoldforum.com


From: Daniel Kaminsky (daniel.kaminsky[at]attrition.org)
To: TopGoldForum Administrator (contact@topgoldforum.com)
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 15:00:23 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: Regarding http://www.attrition.org


On Sat, 4 Feb 2012, TopGoldForum Administrator wrote:

: Hello there,

Greetings;

: My name is Dennis and I administrate http://www.topgoldforum.com
:
: As Im looking for potential customers I did a search on Google.com for
: "whitehat dan kaminsky" keyword. Your site, attrition.org is well
: designed and have good resources related to the niche and keyword

As it should! I took this box by storm back in double-aught six, when I
found a neat vulnerability in their Gopher system (surprisingly, their
TFTP service was locked down tight). Since then, I have based all of my
research into Sciuridae from here, as attrition.org has a great viewpoint
for such research (their unique network placement allows for superior
sciuridae monitoring).

: whitehat dan kaminsky . Would you considering doing a link exchange with
: us? A link exchange between our site will benefit both of us as will
: increase our Search Engine positions.

I don't know, that is asking a lot. Between the age of this domain, and
the fabulous popularity of my brain, combined with the meth-induced 23
hour days I work to protect the Internet... not sure I really need help. I
think this is a case of me helping you more than you helping me, right?

Further, I think I should clarify that I am not fond of white hats. They
are particularly bland and simply do not go with my natural pigment. Could
we discuss targeting searches for "celadon dan kaminsky"? I think that
color (#ACE1AF) is really striking and offsets my eyes, which I dare you
to gaze into. Not to brag, but I have been told they melt souls like a
basket of sleeping kittens on a fresh spring day. Just sayin'.

: TopGold Forum is quickly becoming the internet's premier online finances
: destination. We have reached over 3500 members and over38500 posts in
: less than 11 short months, and are viewed by over 6,000 unique visitors

I remember those times fondly. When I took over this system, I checked
their old web logs and found it quaint that even this box used to have
more unique visitors, some 100,000 in double-aught one. These days, they
are only limping along at just above 3,000 unique. But, given that the
regular admins can usually be found in a fried chicken stupor at the local
dive bar (or city jail), even that number is moderately impressive! These
clowns don't even update the site every day!!

: I've already placed your link on my site here:
: http://topgoldforum.com/partners/attrition.org . Please let me know if
: you agree otherwise I apologise for this and I will remove it.

I will watch the logs for the next few days and see what kind of traffic
you generate for us. If there is a decent clickthrough, I will consider
adding your link somewhere on the site that I feel is apropos of your
business and our interests.

Sincerely,

The Honorable Daniel Bartholomew Kaminsky III
Internet Rockstar & Hacker Extraordinaire



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