http://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput=N ! NET-170-208-0-0-1
This was the hijacked Los Angeles County ISD network block.
On 27 April 2003 he first states:
ISD was run by my partner when I owned a computer store here in NorthernCalifornia. There is absolutely no way I can get access to his e-mail that happened years ago. As you know there is no such thing as owning ip's from arin, they are simply allocated. It's just mind boggling to think that I and Atrivo would be punished for updating the record to a "current" phone and address. ISD is now Atrivo and all contact details provided are valid.
The information may have been "valid", but that is akin to putting ones licence plate on a stolen car and claiming the vehicle now belongs to you. If Emil would have bothered to do some research, he would have discovered that ISD stood for the "Internal Services Department" of Los Angeles County.
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A month later on 30 May 2003 when the evidence became overwhelming he changed the tale to:
The person't name was James Dyer, we was introduced to me as a IP broken who had access to big blocks. Of course I never imagined that he would be jacking them. In fact when I did bring up the notion if this was normal, he claimed that many big companies use "borrowed space". Guess you learn something everyday, we have no intention of using any blocks he has provided and already out of 170.208 and will be out of 128.121.128 by next week.
And on 28 June 2003 he modified this to:
Let's see if we can clarify this once and for all. ISD owner was a good friend of mine and helped me when I ran a computer store. Without him I couldn't run the store and over the years I have repaid him for his contributions. A few years ago I closed the computer store and started Atrivo. At first we acquired /24's direct from the providers themselves and was statically routing everything.
The entry for this hijacked Los Angeles County ISD network block was:
Contact: Emil Kacperski
180 Golf Club Road #118
Pleasant Hill/CA 94596
Address: 9150 E. Imperial Hwy
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
NetType: Direct Assignment
RTechName: Shelley, Dennis
OrgTechName: Shelley, Dennis
Once the Los Angeles County government was informed, they managed to reclaim their stolen allocation and have been routing it ever since.
The other hijacked block was eventually revoked by ARIN, but historically it was:
OrgName: Ready Systems
Address: 2213 Goody Dr.
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
NetType: Direct Allocation
TechName: Thomson, James
After this, Emil paid for his own IP address space lease from ARIN to host the spammers and cybercriminals he caters to, but that is another story.