Alecos Alexandrou, who manages the CyTA's data service centre in Nicosia said: "We detected a number of complaints -- it seems SORBS have changed their filtering methods to become more aggressive.
In order to be removed from this list, SORBS has reportedly requested these email providers pay USD$25,000.
A 'bounce' or 'auto-responder' message was generated and probably sent to a SORBS spam trap address.
An even bigger surprise was when a technician went to the SORBS web site to report the block as a false positive.
Considering himself more a German than a Saxon (which showed a broad yet somewhat condescending viewpoint toward other nationalities), Luther called the Sorbs
"die schlechteste Nation von allen" (the worst nation of all.