Sunday, September 14, 2008

Directi, KnujOn, HostExploit to Work Together

Maxim Weinstein writes on

I recently blogged about two reports related to business practices of web-related companies. One of those companies, Directi, was the direct target of the KnujOn report and was mentioned in Jart Armin’s report, as well. I blogged about Directi’s response to the KnujOn report last week.

This week, Directi, KnujOn, and HostExploit (Jart’s company) released a joint statement:

In light of recent developments, Jart Armin of, Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Directi and Garth Bruen of Knujon have had an open dialogue and mutually agreed to release this joint statement as an accurate representation of facts, clearing any previous misconceptions and reaffirming their common goal to combat abuse on the Internet.

You can read the statement for the specifics, but I want to applaud the public commitment by all three parties to working together to fight badware. So far, Jart tells us that they have removed thousands of badware and spam domains. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and, in particular, how Garth, Jart, and other members of the security community evaluate Directi’s follow-through.

More here.


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