[Mimedefang] [OT?] Random Word Spam
Michael D. Sofka
sofkam at rpi.edu
Thu Feb 9 12:20:46 EST 2012
Richard Laager wrote:
> We've got a customer who is receiving 1 message per second! that
> consists solely of random English words stuck together (both subject and
> body). This has been happening for 24-36 hours.
> As far as I can see, it's coming from hijacked accounts all over the
> place (hundreds or thousands of servers) with varying sender addresses.
> Is anyone else seeing this sort of thing?
We had a compromised account doing this last weekend! CanIt caught a
few of the outgoing messages, and I soon blocked the account. The email
were initially all going to a single gmail and a single ebay account.
Later messages (all blocked) branched out to hotmail, and a few others.
No idea what is up with this? I am curious, is there a reason the
customer might be harassed in this way?
Michael D. Sofka sofkam at rpi.edu
C&MT Sr. Systems Programmer, Email, HPC, TeX, Epistemology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. http://www.rpi.edu/~sofkam/
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