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CastleCops Shutdown

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
It is with great regret that I must inform you that the legendary security site CastleCops is now no more. Here is what you get when you try to visit the site.

Greetings Folks,

You have arrived at the CastleCops website, which is currently offline. It has been our pleasure to investigate online crime and volunteer with our virtual family to assist with your computer needs and make the Internet a safer place. Unfortunately, all things come to an end. Keep up the good fight folks, for the spirit of this community lies within each of us. We are empowered to improve the safety and security of the Internet in our own way. Let us feel blessed for the impact we made and the relationships created.

With respect to the server marathon, by March 17 2009 CastleCops will refund contributions made through PayPal that were specifically designated for servers. Unfortunately, server donations made via check cannot be returned because we do not have the addresses for the donating entity. Unless instructed otherwise, CastleCops will re-allocate these funds as a donation to the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC.org). This organization sponsored our hosting environment for approximately the past 2 years. Please contact us [cc at laudanski dot com] before March 17, 2009, if you would like a return of your server marathon donation. Otherwise, we would like to thank the ISC for their unfettered support.

We thank everyone in creating our unique footprint and memories in time.

Love, Best Wishes and Happy Holidays, CastleCops
PST 23 Dec 2008
The news comes as a real blow to me as CastleCops was one of the best security advisory sites ever made. It even used to be a university to train Malware fighters so its going offline comes as a big loss to the world of internet. :(

I just hope that some other CastleCops comes back online; bigger, stronger and better than the one just closed.

-- Goku
 
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Wolfeymole

Excuse me Bob but what are you on about mate?

To me the demise of Castle Cops is another sad reflection of today's economic decline.
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
Hello Bob. Mailwasher's shutdown wouldn't be half as bad news compared to the CastleCops shutdown. The bad guys are going to have a field day with it gone. Fortunately, there are three to four more universities but I don't think they are enough.

-- Goku
 

RandyL

Administrator
Joined
Jan 22, 2003
Location
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Well that's just horrible news. One of my all time favorite sites.
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
No Bob, CastleCops was a site that was a milestone in Internet Security. Fortunately, its databases were shifted to System Lookup before the closure so the valuable information is still preserved. Just hope it returns under some other name like the TomCoyote Forums. :)

-- Goku
 

bob12a

FPCH Contributor
Joined
Nov 25, 2008
Location
Essex UK
PC Experience
Some Experience
No Bob, CastleCops was a site that was a milestone in Internet Security. Fortunately, its databases were shifted to System Lookup before the closure so the valuable information is still preserved. Just hope it returns under some other name like the TomCoyote Forums. :)

-- Goku

Thank you for that another grey memory moment.
 
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