“Who is Cyveillance and what do they do?:
A while back, we found that this company was scanning some of our sites from 18.104.22.168/24. It is funny because this ‘bot’ identifies itself as “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows XP)”, and not as WhateverBot /1.0 or such. Not only that, but it started to follow links that were told not to follow in our robots.txt files. Thus this company archived them without the robot.txt’s permission.
Seeing this, I called Cyveillance’s toll free phone number, and asked why this was happening. They had no answer, and said they would ‘block’ the scan after I gave them my ip. Thats fine. I gave them my IP. A month later this started again. Same thing. I went through this routine for several weeks. I finally had to firewall their ass. I even sent a cease and desist letter. This is why this site is here. To expose the illegal activities of Cyveillance. Cyveillance has been trying to stay in the shadows, to stay hidden from the public eye. I setup this site to expose them and bring these terrorists into the light. To this day I still see Cyveillance attempting to go through my routers.
So what are they doing this for?:
Cyveillance’s clients are those from the music & movie industry, thus the RIAA, and MPAA. Cyveillance scans, and trys to gain unauthorized access to P2P networks, Web servers, IRC servers, FTP servers, and mail servers, accross the net looking for MP3s, and movie titles. They will even go as far as to attempt to break into your systems, which is what our logs posted here show. After the scanning is done, the site is archived, and the information sold the the RIAA, and MPAA, so that they can turn around and sue your 12 year old child, or 80 year old grandmother, and get away with it. We recently found that Cyveillance monitors sites for the U.S. Government under contract. That makes them international spies, and a terrorist group. Non-US countries beware. The CIA are already labled as a terrorist group by many people.
So a big hello to the chaps at Cyveillance at Arlington Boulevard Virginia (isn’t that where the C.I.A. are?), we hope that you are learning from this blog. 😉
Taken from our logs:
“20 Dec 12:46:42 IE 6.0 WinXP 800×600 United States Arlington,
United States Cyveillance (22.214.171.124) [Label IP Address]
No referring link”
The “No refering link” means that we are on their favourites page.
Google Cyveillance for more on them.