Posted by Virus Bulletin on Jan 6, 2009
Security community project comes to an end.
Well-known volunteer group CastleCops, which ran campaigns to identify and bring down spamming and phishing operations for over five successful years, has been quietly shut down.
The website, formerly hosting a range of resources, forums and reporting systems and bookmarked by many security watchers, now carries only a simple farewell message, an exhortation to keep up the fight, and a promise to refund any recent donations where possible. The demise comes six months after CastleCops founder and lead maintainer Paul Laudanski took a full-time role with Microsoft.