[Mimedefang] [OT?] Random Word Spam

WBrown at e1b.org WBrown at e1b.org
Thu Feb 9 13:41:56 EST 2012

Michael wrote on 02/09/2012 12:20:46 PM:

> 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?

I suspect that the customer wasn't being harassed per se.  My experience 
as recipient from several hacked accounts has been that some compromised 
accounts are only used to send to contacts in the address book.  Perhaps 
this user only had the two entries.  Of course they can also send to 
external lists of addresses as you've seen.

Having the user change their password is usually enough to shut down the 

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