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Country: United States
State: CA
A large operation to acquire IP addresses for spammers. Dozens of "hosting" companies that are merely shell corporations registered to PO Boxes, pumping out large volumes of spam.


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Big Sky Services is an operation which acquires large amounts of IP addresses through various means, which are then leased to spammers. Partner in spam with David Callender / Powerhouse Network, Michael Persaud, Michael Jenkins / Inbox Beyond.

Some methods that Big Sky uses to obtain IP addresses are:

- Setting up "hosting" companies with fake names and Nevada PO boxes, and then justifying new IP allocations from ARIN for their non-existent "hosting" customers.

- Buying out the assets of defunct companies (including IP ranges) and then keeping up the appearance that the company is still in business, such as operating an old copy of the website, and impersonating the former owners.

- Apparently hijacking dead IP ranges by announcing them through one of the previously mentioned fake "hosting" companies.

- Apparently using a hijacked company's role accounts or domain to provide forged documents to upstream ISPs or RIRs when required.

- Partnering with a Honduran individual or business that has the ability to obtain IP allocations directly from LACNIC, which are then used to spam.


Some of the company names used by Big Sky Services to acquire ARIN allocations are:

ACE COLOCATION, INC.
All Nine Hosting, Inc.
ALTEC IT, INC.
APEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
AURORA NETWORKING, INC.
AVALANCHE NETWORKS, INC.
AXIS NETWORKS, INC.
BIG SKY SERVICES, INC.
BREAKAWAY INTERNET GROUP, INC.
BRIGHTFINITY LLC
Certified Host, LLC
CLOUD HOLDINGS, LLC
CONNECTIONET SOLUTIONS, INC.
COSMIC IT SERVICES CORPORATION
COUGAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
CRYSTAL CONNECTIONS CORPORATION
Cyclone Networking, LLC
DASH SYSTEMS, INC.
DINO SOLUTIONS, INC.
DIRECT IMPRESSION, INC.
DIVINE HOSTING SERVICES, INC.
EMPIRE WEB HOSTING, INC.
EXTREME LINK CORPORATION
Fast Lane Communications LLC
FIBER ESSENCE, INC.
Grand Web Solutions Inc.
HALO COLOCATION LLC
HOST TEMPLE, LLC
INTERNET TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC
LANSING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
LAVANET CORPORATION
LINKZONE, INC.
LONG NETWORKING, INC.
MEGA COLOCATION INC
METROGLOBE, INC.
MT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
NAQUE IT GROUP CORPORATION
NETEX ONLINE SERVICES, INC.
NETWIDE CORPORATION
NEUTRON TECH SERVICES CORPORATION
OAKLAR TELECOM
ONE WORLD TELECOM CORPORATION
OPTIMUM TIER, INC.
PARAMOUNT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
PATRIOT WEB SOLUTIONS LLC
POWELL HOSTING, INC.
PRECISION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
PRESTIGE CONNECTION CORPORATION
PRIMELINK SERVICES LLC
QUANTACT HOSTING SOLUTIONS, INC.
ROYAL WEB SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Sparrowise Technology LLC
STRATA1 LINK CORPORATION
THUNDER IT SERVICES, INC.
Triumph Networking LLC
Ultra Hosting
VERTICAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
VIKING WEB SOLUTIONS, INC.
VOYAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Zenith Networking LLC


Formerly legitimate ISPs now controlled by Big Sky Services:

GETNET, INC.
INTELLIGENCE NETWORK ONLINE, INC.
INTELLIGENCE NETWORK, LLC
NETIN.COM, INC.
US Net Incorporated
VRX NETWORK SERVICES, INC.


IP ranges seem to have been hijacked from some of these companies:

CSC Holdings Inc.
Inform, Ltd.
Process Control Systems, Inc.
Retix
Speedsite Online
ThoughtPort Networking Svcs
Union Carbide Corporation
Vitalink Communications Corporation
Bogons (unallocated IP space used to send illegal spam)


Company names used to acquire LACNIC ranges (mostly Honduras):

CLNETWORKS SA
CorporaciĆ³n Dana S.A.
Corporacion Laceibanetsociety
Grupo Financiero Invermexico S.A.
HOST PARA TU VIDA S.A.
INFORMATICA DE HONDURAS S.A.
My Tech BZ
PrimeTel Services Inc.
Soluciones Favorables
TODAS LAS REDES SA
Udasha S.A.


See the individual ROKSO record for a company for detailed information about that company's operations.

Related URLs

David Callender / Powerhouse Networks ROKSO


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