A couple of weeks ago, I commented on a post that Judd Bagley, chief Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) stalker and “Deep Capture reporter” made on the InvestorVillage message board for Overstock. He stated there: “…my first master stroke was getting a tracking cookie placed on the laptop computer of Dan Schoenherr…”
I thought it might be important to revisit the cyberstalking and spyware tactics used by Judd, with a little help from Scipio Africanus, a blogger who did much to expose dirty tactics used by supporters of Overstock.com. Continue reading
ScipioAfricanus then brings us to the story of SlimVirgin. SlimVirgin is an administrator for Wikipedia. Judd Bagley has been known to sock puppet on Wikipedia with many screen names, and the administrators have disallowed these things. (They even went so far as to ban Wikipedia editing from all IP addresses owned by Overstock.com.)
Naturally, Bagley isn’t too happy that SlimVirgin is involved in the quest to stop him from his Black Ops which include vandalism to Wikipedia articles.
So Bagley decides to send SlimVirgin some emails laced with spyware. What’s the point? Scipio explains: Continue reading
I’ve been a bit remiss in my blogging about the train wreck that is called Overstock. com. The CEO, Patrick Byrne (known to many as “Wacky Patty”) and his Director of Communications, Judd Bagley regularly engage in questionable behavior in an attempt to shut up the critics of Overstock.
The crazy thing? Why don’t they just run the company? I mean, really. Overstock.com sucks. The company can’t turn a profit. Loss after loss after loss. You think they’d be concerned and actually try to do something right with the company??? Nope. Too busy chasing after Sith Lords because they shouldn’t be pointing out the problems with the company.
Well here’s the latest, and it’s good. I’ll break it up into 3 posts to give you a little time to digest it all… Continue reading
Eliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General, has filed suit against online advertiser Direct Revenue LLC. The suit claims that the company was secretly installing millions of spyware pop-up advertising programs on people’s computers. Direct Revenue allegedly installed advertising software without user’s consent or knowledge, with the code wrapped into free applications that consumers could download.
Spitzer seeks a court order stopping Direct Revenue from installing spyware or sending ads through the spyware already on computers. In addition, he seeks financial records related to the company’s revenue so that appropriate fines can be assessed.