[funsec] "Russian Police And Internet Registry Accused Of AidingCybercrime"
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Oct 21 17:56:50 CDT 2009
>> "Internet registry RIPE NCC turned a blind eye to cybercrime, and
>> Russian police corruption helped the perpetrators get away with it,
>> according to the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency"
Well, duh. RIPE - and all other RIRs, as far as I can tell - has never
even tried to do anything about abuse.
> This could get interesting. The RIR's have never (to my
> understanding) ever tried to validate the business plans of those who
> want number resources and insure that they were "legal".
Nor should they, I think, per se. It's when they involve abuse of
their assigned resources that the RIR has to step up and enforce the
responsibility that goes with authority. Independent of whether that
abuse happens to be legal, or not, in any jurisdiction.
Or, of course, not do so, and watch the abuses grow until they kill the
goose that's laying such golden eggs, instead of spending a few eggs to
ensure the goose's long-term survival.
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