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[liberationtech] Large amounts of spam

S Vivek vivekdse at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 1 07:11:27 PDT 2012


Hi Amin,

Sorry about that.  Please email me in case you continue to get it.  We are
working on the problem.

Vivek


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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!
>
> 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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