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[liberationtech] Large amounts of spam

Amin Sabeti aminsabeti at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 05:17:39 PDT 2012


I received two emails which included two nude pics!

A

On 1 November 2012 02:48, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 18:39 -0400, Andrew Lewis wrote:
> > Maybe someone is simply scrapping the archives for the sender address?
>
> Scraping archives is passe. Most likely scenario:
>
> - random subscriber's Windows box got owned by botnet malware
> - malware scraped their disk for address books and credit card data
> - malware began sending spam to people in said addressbooks for whoever
> is renting the botnet
>
> This is completely typical cybercrime behavior in 2012. And there's very
> little that can be done about it.
>
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