An open letter to Filip Poutintsev / Lateralus Enterprise / Tavoite Media

This was sent in private email on Feb 12 in response to a spam. No response has been received so far.

Filip Poutintsev / Lateralus Enterprise,

Would you kindly supply me (and the Data Protection Ombudsman, while you are at it) with the Description of Personal Data File of the “Lateralus Enterprise B2B register” you refer to in the spam below.

As you know, you are legally required (Personal Data Act, Section 10) to have one, and to keep it available to anyone.

The spam you sent today violates Section 15 of the Business Information Act by not containing the legally required information on the business that sent it.  I know it’s you, of course, and so do a lot of people all around the world now that Spamhaus singled you out and Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure tweeted the news to his followers:

http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/spammer/SPM1313/filip-poutintsev

The register you have violates Section 9.2 of the Personal Data Act because it contains outdated and erroneous personal information.  It is also likely that it contains fictitious (and therefore erroneous by definition) personal data – at least your spam has been seen in such addresses before.

The spam you sent today violates Section 26 of the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications by having been sent to natural persons without prior consent, prior business contact, or business position justification.  It also violates Section 28 of the same Act through the fact that the sender’s identity is deliberately hidden.

Please consider dropping out of the email business, for at least six months.  See http://www.spamhaus.org/faq/section/ROKSO%20FAQ#4 for the reason why.  I know you have tons of useful skills in electronic media otherwise, and in marketing in general, but now that you have come to the ROKSO spotlight, your spamming days are as good as over. You need to reinvent yourself and your business if you want to stay in business.  You can’t go on like this.  Every single ISP on the planet monitors the ROKSO.  You have no future in email for as long as you are on the ROKSO, and even after that, if you were to resume spamming, it appears to be Spamhaus policy that all dormant ROKSO records would be made visible again.

Best regards, Atro.

On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 04:mm:ss PM +0400, Panosta sähköpostimarkkinointiin! wrote:

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> yksi tehokkaimmista markkinointimuodoista. Sähköisellä
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> » Tiedot on päivitetty viimeksi syksyllä 2013 aikana.
> » Tietolähteinä ovat julkiset yritysrekisterit ja yrityshakemistot.
> » Tiedot toimitetaan Excel tai CSV -tiedostona.
> » Kaikki sähköpostit toimitetaan erillisenä tekstitiedostona.
> » Mahdollisuus ostaa myös tietty osa rekisteristä (esim. alue tai
> toimiala).
>
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>
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>
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>
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> Tuote koostuu neljästä eri rekisteristä, joista kolme on
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> tietoja yrityksistä ja niissä on hieman päällekkäisyyksiä.
>
> Rekisteri sisältää perustiedot yrityksistä, mm.
> » Yrityksen nimi, postiosoite, puhelinnumero, sähköpostiosoite,
> verkkosivut, toimiala.
>
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> » Päättäjän nimi, sähköpostiosoite, päättäjän titteli ja
> vastuualue.
>
> Tarjoamme ajankohtaiset ja kattavat tiedot tiedot yrityksistä sekä
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18 Responses to An open letter to Filip Poutintsev / Lateralus Enterprise / Tavoite Media

  1. The things Filip does were also mentioned in Kauppalehti yesterday, although no names were named.

  2. Not much has changed; Poutintsev has registered himself a new domain to replace the now dead tavoite.com; tavoite-media.com (Creation Date: 02-mar-2014, Admin Email: filip.poutintsev@gmail.com ) and is spamming using obfuscated links and what appears to be open proxies or botnets or whatnot, advertising his ‘website services’.

    I’ll gladly forward couple of his spams if they’re of interest to someone.

    • [whois.domain.com]
      Domain Name: TAVOITE-MEDIA.COM
      Registry Domain ID: 1848857285_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
      Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.domain.com
      Registrar URL: http://www.domain.com
      Updated Date: 2014-03-02 19:10:11
      Creation Date: 2014-03-03 00:10:11
      Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-03 00:10:11
      Registrar: Domain.com, LLC
      Registrar IANA ID: 886
      Registrar Abuse Contact Email: compliance@domain-inc.net
      Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6027165396
      Reseller: FatCow
      Reseller: support@fatcow.com
      Reseller: 888-278-9780
      Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
      Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
      Registry Registrant ID:
      Registrant Name: Filip Poutintsev
      Registrant Organization: Filip Poutintsev
      Registrant Street: Kaskipuunkaari 7 M 38
      Registrant City: Espoo
      Registrant State/Province: NA
      Registrant Postal Code: 02340
      Registrant Country: FI
      Registrant Phone: +1.0405940756
      Registrant Phone Ext:
      Registrant Fax:
      Registrant Fax Ext:
      Registrant Email: filip.poutintsev@gmail.com
      Registry Admin ID:
      Admin Name: Filip Poutintsev
      Admin Organization: Filip Poutintsev
      Admin Street: Kaskipuunkaari 7 M 38
      Admin City: Espoo
      Admin State/Province: NA
      Admin Postal Code: 02340
      Admin Country: FI
      Admin Phone: +1.0405940756
      Admin Phone Ext:
      Admin Fax:
      Admin Fax Ext:
      Admin Email: filip.poutintsev@gmail.com
      Registry Tech ID:
      Tech Name: Eric White
      Tech Organization: FatCow
      Tech Street: 10 Corporate Dr., Suite 300
      Tech City: Burlington
      Tech State/Province: MA
      Tech Postal Code: 01803
      Tech Country: US
      Tech Phone: +1.8882789780
      Tech Phone Ext:
      Tech Fax: +1.7812726550
      Tech Fax Ext:
      Tech Email: support@fatcow.com
      Name Server: NS2.FATCOW.COM
      Name Server: NS1.FATCOW.COM
      DNSSEC: Unsigned
      URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
      >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-03-02 19:10:11 <<< Registration Service Provider: FatCow, support@fatcow.com
      888-278-9780

    • “Uhri”, if you don’t mind posting IPs and domain names used, those can be used to correlate stuff with materials received by others.

  3. [whois.verisign-grs.com]

    Whois Server Version 2.0

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.

    No match for domain “TAVOITE-MEDIA.COM”.
    >>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:15:44 UTC <<<

    • Noticed the same thing, earlier the domain or hosting service was suspended by fatcow.

      Efficient!

      Sadly enough,though, we’ll probably just see Poutintsev pop up with another registry / host / domain tomorrow.

      This guy sure wants to be a pain in the ass (for as many people as he can).


  4. Received: from 82mx.in (unknown [173.214.179.94])

    http://bit.ly/1cao8sM takes to http://tavoite-media.net/verkkosivupaketti

    $ host tavoite-media.net
    tavoite-media.net has address 50.31.162.83
    tavoite-media.net mail is handled by 0 tavoite-media.net.

    $ host 50.31.162.83
    83.162.31.50.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer server201.webhostingpad.com.

    [whois.enom.com]

    Domain Name: TAVOITE-MEDIA.NET
    Registry Domain ID: NA
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.enom.com
    Updated Date: 2014-03-05 09:45:58Z
    Creation Date: 2014-03-05 17:45:00Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-05 17:45:00Z
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Registrar IANA ID: 48
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@enom.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252744500
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: FILIP POUTINTSEV
    Registrant Organization: LATERALUS ENTERPRISE
    Registrant Street: 5005 NEWPORT DR SUITE 503
    Registrant City: ROLLING MEADOWS
    Registrant State/Province: IL
    Registrant Postal Code: 60008
    Registrant Country: US
    Registrant Phone: +1.3103162744
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: FILIP.POUTINTSEV@GMAIL.COM
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: FILIP POUTINTSEV
    Admin Organization: LATERALUS ENTERPRISE
    Admin Street: 5005 NEWPORT DR SUITE 503
    Admin City: ROLLING MEADOWS
    Admin State/Province: IL
    Admin Postal Code: 60008
    Admin Country: US
    Admin Phone: +1.3103162744
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: FILIP.POUTINTSEV@GMAIL.COM
    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: FILIP POUTINTSEV
    Tech Organization: LATERALUS ENTERPRISE
    Tech Street: 5005 NEWPORT DR SUITE 503
    Tech City: ROLLING MEADOWS
    Tech State/Province: IL
    Tech Postal Code: 60008
    Tech Country: US
    Tech Phone: +1.3103162744
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: FILIP.POUTINTSEV@GMAIL.COM
    Name Server: NS1.WEBHOSTINGPAD.COM
    Name Server: NS2.WEBHOSTINGPAD.COM
    DNSSEC: unSigned
    URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/

    Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-03-05 09:45:58Z

  5. Poutintsev has gotten the hosting account for his .fi (http://www.tavoite-media.fi) domain suspended as well; did he use this for spamming after .net got closed, as expected?

  6. Next up?
    http://www.tavoite.net
    tavoite.net A 198.38.82.100
    Name: mocha3010.mochahost.com
    Address: 198.38.82.100

    Updated Date: 10-mar-2014

    tavoitemedia.biz
    Domain Registration Date: Wed Mar 05 18:24:43 GMT 2014
    Registrant Name: Filip Poutintsev
    Registrant Organization: Lateralus Enterprise

    tavoitemedia.biz A 67.227.230.24
    Name: svr139.fastwebhost.com

  7. At the moment tavoite.net contains a browsable directory index linking it to Poutintsev:
    Index of /

    _vti_bin/
    bisnesrekisteri.net/
    cgi-bin/
    Apache/2.2.24 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.24 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips DAV/2 mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.7.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_jk/1.2.35 mod_fcgid/2.3.6 mod_perl/2.0.6 Perl/v5.10.1 Server at http://www.tavoite.net Port 80

  8. Would suspect tavoite.net to be the next host in use; the contents have now been replaced:
    http://www.tavoite.net
    Index of /

    cgi-bin/
    tavoitenew.zip

    The .zip file is about 700Mb and possibly contains the actual WordPress site Poutintsev’ references in his spams..

  9. Now: “Error establishing a database connection”. So he is definitely setting up the next Tavoite Media spamtarget site to tavoite.net :P.

  10. Next up?
    Domain Name:TAVOITEMEDIA.ORG
    Domain ID: D171302255-LROR
    Creation Date: 2014-03-05T17:32:20Z
    Updated Date: 2014-03-05T17:32:20Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2015-03-05T17:32:20Z
    Sponsoring Registrar:PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com (R27-LROR)
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 303
    WHOIS Server:
    Referral URL:
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID:DI_34549206
    Registrant Name:Filip Poutintsev
    Registrant Organization:Lateralus Enterprise
    Registrant Street: Kaskipuunkaari 7 M 38
    Registrant City:Espoo
    Registrant State/Province:Uusimaa
    Registrant Postal Code:02340
    Registrant Country:FI
    Registrant Phone:+358.0405940756
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email:filip.poutintsev@gmail.com

    Not suspended yet; hosted at Name: server21.nocdata9.com
    Comment: Please Use abuse@interserver.net for all abuse complaints

    Index of /

    cgi-bin/
    Apache/2.2.26 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.26 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at http://www.tavoitemedia.org Port 80

  11. CL-Yhtiöpalvelu Oy (see other post) confirmed today that they had purchased a batch from Tavoite Media (Filip Poutintsev), who spammed away in his usual fashion from 66.96.201.94 using the domain name 82mx.in. Soon to be seen at a ROKSO near you, no doubt.

  12. Sheikh Ahmed, from the Colombian district of Karachi, is at it again. (And “Sheikh” had the nerve to ask that his name be stricken from this blog post! No way, José… I mean “Sheikh”!)

    The IPs are already covered by http://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL219661

    Nombre del Dominio TAVOITE-MEDIA.CO
    ID del Dominio D55949578-CO
    Entidad responsable del Registrador DOMAIN.COM LLC
    ID del Registrador 886
    URL (Servicio Registro) Registrador whois.domain.com
    Estado del Dominio ok
    Variant TAVOITE-MEDIA.CO
    Numero Identificación de Registrante TULC0D8LTRAFHGNN
    Nombre del Registrante SHEIKH AHMED
    Compañía/Organización de Registrante SHEIKH AHMED
    Dirección del Registrante bldg 14c sunset lane 2 DHA pha
    Ciudad del Registrante karachi
    Departamento/Ciudad del Registrante NA
    Código Postal del Registrante 75500
    País de Registrante Pakistan
    Código de País del Registrador PK
    Teléfono de Registrante +1.1555365560
    Correo electrónico del Registrante textharis@gmail.com
    Numero Identificación de Contacto Administrativo TULC0D8LTRAFHGNN
    Nombre de Contacto Administrativo SHEIKH AHMED
    Compañía/Organización de Contacto Administrativo SHEIKH AHMED
    Dirección de Contacto Administrativo bldg 14c sunset lane 2 DHA pha
    Ciudad de Contacto Administrativo karachi
    Estado/Provincia de Contacto Administrativo NA
    Código Postal de Contacto Administrativo 75500
    País de Contacto Administrativo Pakistan
    Código de País de Contacto Administrativo PK
    Teléfono de Contacto Administrativo +1.1555365560
    Correo electrónico de contacto administrativo textharis@gmail.com
    Numero Identificación de Contacto de Pago TULC0D8LTRAFHGNN
    Nombre de Contacto de Pago SHEIKH AHMED
    Compañía/Organización de Contacto de Pago SHEIKH AHMED
    Dirección de Contacto de Pago bldg 14c sunset lane 2 DHA pha
    Ciudad de Contacto de Pago karachi
    Estado/Provincia de Contacto de Pago NA
    Código Postal de Contacto de Pago 75500
    País de Contacto de Pago Pakistan
    Código de País de Contacto de Pago PK
    Teléfono de Contacto de Pago +1.1555365560
    Correo electrónico del Contacto de Pago textharis@gmail.com
    Número Identificación del Contacto Técnico TUEHFVNBZOCSE41C
    Nombre del Contacto Técnico Eric White
    Compañía/Organización del Contacto Técnico Domain.com, LLC
    Dirección del Contacto Técnico 10 Corporate Dr., Suite 300
    Ciudad del Contacto Técnico Burlington
    Departamento/Ciudad del Contacto Técnico MA
    Código Postal del Contacto Técnico 01803
    País del Contacto Técnico United States
    Código de País del Contacto Técnico US
    Teléfono del Contacto Técnico +1.8004033568
    Fax del Contacto Técnico +1.7812726550
    Correo electrónico del Contacto Técnico support@domain.com
    Name Server NS1.TAVOITE-MEDIA.CO
    Name Server NS2.TAVOITE-MEDIA.CO
    Creado por el Registrador DOMAIN.COM LLC
    Ultima fecha de actualización por el Registrador DOMAIN.COM LLC
    Fecha de Registro del Dominio Fri Apr 18 18:13:09 GMT 2014
    Expiración del Dominio Fri Apr 17 23:59:59 GMT 2015
    Ultima fecha de actualización del Dominio Thu Apr 24 12:29:37 GMT 2014
    DNSSEC false

    >>>> Whois database was last updated on: Mon Apr 28 20:12:22 GMT 2014 <<<<

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