Layeredtech pop3 hacker caught

Our intrusion detection software picked up the start of a dictionary attack targeting our pop3 or email server coming from the Layeredtech server provider.

Time:     Sat Aug  9 19:22:43 2008 -0400
IP:       72.232.183.242 (US/United States/242.183.232.72.static.reverse.ltdomains.com)
Failures: 5 (pop3d)
Interval: 240 seconds
Blocked:  Yes
Log entries:
Aug  9 19:21:16 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=test, ip=[::ffff:72.232.183.242]
Aug  9 19:21:52 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=test, ip=[::ffff:72.232.183.242]
Aug  9 19:21:57 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=web, ip=[::ffff:72.232.183.242]
Aug  9 19:22:36 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=test, ip=[::ffff:72.232.183.242]
Aug  9 19:22:41 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=test, ip=[::ffff:72.232.183.242]

Whois 72.232.183.242 you might ask?

Why it is the crappy dedicated server provider Layeredtech.

OrgName:    Layered Technologies, Inc.
OrgID:      LAYER-3
Address:    5085 W Park Blvd
Address:    Suite 700
City:       Plano
StateProv:  TX
PostalCode: 75093
Country:    US