A big pat on the back for Reg reader Alexander Burke, a self-confessed "hardware hacker and all-around technogeek".
On reading our article You got Flowers! Email scam targets AOL users. Alex did a little detective work. He tracked the IP address of the AOL account rip-off site to a server on the Verio network. He then informed Verio of the rogue account and followed this with a call to the company.
Verio deleted the account within hours of our story going live. So well done to them too. ®