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[liberationtech] Large amounts of spam
vivekdse at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 1 07:11:27 PDT 2012
Sorry about that. Please email me in case you continue to get it. We are
working on the problem.
Program on Liberation Technology,
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Phone: 1-801-784-8357, that is 1-801-S Vivek's!
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:17 AM, Amin Sabeti <aminsabeti at gmail.com> wrote:
> I received two emails which included two nude pics!
> 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.
>> Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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