Sabotaging others

I couldn’t have gotten an over sized penis or married a model with big boobs or become a multi-millionaire even if I answered all the spam mails I got over these years. But the fact that spammers still send the same kinds of emails or blog comments shows that people do fall for these frauds.

Here is a new kind of comment I got on my About me page yesterday. It was backed up by an email via the contact page.

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DOS
DOSED

Tired of a competitor’s site? Hinder the enemy? Fed pioneers or copywriters?

Kill their sites! How? We will help you in this!
Obstructions of any site, portal, shop!

Different types of attacks: Date-attack, Trash, Attack, Attack, etc. Intellectual
You can work on schedule, as well as the simultaneous attack of several sites.

On average the data, ordered the site falls within 5 minutes after the start. As a demonstration of our capabilities, allows screening.

Our prices
24 hours of attack – $ 70
12 hours of the attack – $ 50
1 hour attack – $ 25

Contact via ICQ: XXXXXXX
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I was both disturbed and surprised. The title of the message is called DoS’ed. DoS stands for Denial of Service, an attack that makes websites non responsive temporarily or permanently. Crackers routinely DoS attack several countries’ important websites. But so far, all the enlargement, lottery etc. spam I got was targeted at me, the reader. This DoS message, however, is pure evil. While phishing and attack websites or tools existed for as long as I remember, someone making it a business – that’s a news.

“Winning by sabotaging others” is a common attitude. Why not improve your own website or brand instead? Lets terrorise India so that we (Pakis) can win – Look where this attitude has landed that country today.

I’m sure that the authenticity of this spam is no stronger than those penis enlargers or millionaires from Africa. It’s the mindset is bothering me. What’s more, as the email filters are improving, so are the spammers – their messages are much more personalized and they are trying to identify targets selectively.

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- H.H. The Dalai Lama

Question to the reader:
There are several paths to victory – strengthening one’s position or sabotaging others’. While everything is fair in love and war, I find it disgustingly unethical to choose a path that damages others. Any thoughts?

10 thoughts on “Sabotaging others

  1. There is no shortcut to success. Period.
    And the moment we try to gain something by sabotaging others, things change for us too.
    Happiness is a state of mind and you can’t be happy and vicious at the same time.
    And regarding the spams, a wise man once said – Two things are infinite: universe and human stupidity.

    • Amit, that was a beautiful comment- you made me think with the ‘happiness is a state of mind’ comment and then I laughed with your last sentence. :)

  2. That is the most stupid spam I have seen in a while! Seriously, blogs are all about networking… peace and love bro’, I don’t believe in destroying the enemy!

  3. He he he Priyank this is good one. I wish that one day they got their gender right for the spam – I think I will write them one day – how can enlarge something below my waste if it doesn’t exist, lol. Fun post, Anna :)

  4. good question — and i second Amit’s view — how can one be happy and vicious at the same time? there’s no point hurting someone to rise above them cuz even though one may “win” this way, they won’t be happy.

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