Well like anything you get the bad with the good, I'm an engineer in a internet datacenter and a good bit of our "crap" traffic comes from Vietnam, Russia, China, and Taiwan. We filter out as little as we can to keep access open for everyone to the 2000 or so servers we host and the hundreds of thousands of websites on those servers.
On the other hand on my personal servers it's a bit more personal, some of the countries have gotten so bad about this hacking/virus/worm crap that I just block large ranges of internet addresses from those countries...it's honestly like they have nothing better to do with their time but to cause trouble.
When issues like this come up in the US then we as the hosting provider contact other hosting providers and ISP's to deal with the issues that come up. These other countries that I listed above just don't give a damn what their users do, we file abuse reports and threaten to block their internet addresses and they never bother to say anything...well so be it...we block them.
Oddly enough the only time we ever hear from these places is when they have a user that can't reach websites in our data center...geee I wonder why.
So I'm sorry I have to ruin it for the "real" users but the bad out weighs the good in this case. My time is more important to keep my servers running in top condition than to leave them "open" and chase down foreign hackers/script kiddies everyday so that some legit traffic can get through.
This by no means says that the entire Vietnam population alone is a bunch of worthless people, but it does say something about the overall picture of things. But like with any other race/culture you always have the morons who ruin it for everyone else.
Incase anyone was wondering this was not a hacker, this is what’s referred to as a “script kiddie”…this is basically someone that read about a hole in some software on some “hacking” site then runs to google to search for versions of software that is vulnerable and on the net…then that person runs around to all of them, not caring what the site is about and just “hacks” it following the steps someone posted somewhere.
Their only goal is to “hack” as many sites as they can and tell all their little wanna be friends so they look “cool”, I deal with this crap almost every day on customer servers…it gets old after awhile. This forum is slightly outdated and does have a hole in the software which allowed the access for this person to delete some posts and rename the forum, they still couldn’t do anything with the website account itself or the server.
I’ll be addressing outdated software issue with Tim in the next few days, so we can avoid this problem in the future.
ALSO! if any of you know of anyone in Vietnam that are “real” members on this forum I need to know their usernames, so I can find their internet addresses and try to let them through the firewall.