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[liberationtech] Large amounts of spam

Greg Norcie greg at norcie.com
Wed Oct 31 19:29:23 PDT 2012


I used to do anti-phishing training for a start up.

Spammers aren't dumb.

They probably realize

1.) People in academia trust other academics
2.) People from Stanford have more disposable income than the average
mailing list recipient.

:)

--
Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
GPG key: 0x1B873635

On 10/31/12 6:50 PM, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:
> At a risk of receiving the mentioned spam myself (thankfully my
> mail provider also seems to be killing the spam before it gets to
> me), and at risk of offering another evidence-less possible
> scenario -
> 
> There was recently a "valid" e-mail account that was somehow used
> to send spam to the list. It's quite conceivable that account is
> some way connected/has provided the beginning point.
> 
> Or like the person from Stanford mentioned maybe the spam is
> targeting a number of Stanford lists....
> 
> On 31 Oct 2012, at 22:41, Yosem Companys wrote:
> 
>> Maybe. But the site was already mirrored for a while prior to
>> the archives being made public.  So I think that's unlikely.
> 
>> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Andrew Lewis <me at andrewlew.is>
>> wrote:
>>> Maybe someone is simply scrapping the archives for the sender
>>> address?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Oct 31, 2012, at 6:36 PM, Sarah Watts wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I am one of the...people it got; my email address was
>>>> suddenly subscribed to more than thirty lists (Twenty maybe)
>>>> none of which I subscribed to.
>>>> 
>>>> I contacted someone...and have yet to do the second thing
>>>> they suggested.
>>>> 
>>>> -S
>>>> 
>>>> On 10/31/12, S Vivek <vivekdse at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>>>> Greg: This seems to be happening in other lists at
>>>>> Stanford, and so I won't be worried of a concerted effort
>>>>> against the libtech listserv.  We are working on it, and I
>>>>> hope that we'll be able to handle it soon.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Vivek
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ===== Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford
>>>>> University http://liberationtechnology.stanford.edu
>>>>> 
>>>>> C 149 Encina Hall 616 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305
>>>>> 
>>>>> Phone: 1-801-784-8357, that is 1-801-S Vivek's!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Blog: http://viveks.info
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Andy Isaacson
>>>>> <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 07:32:18PM -0400, Nadim Kobeissi
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> This mailing list has a spam problem (I'm receiving
>>>>>>> nude photo
>>>>>> attachments
>>>>>>> now.) Admins: Please address!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hmmm, I'm not seeing this problem; I'm subscribed to
>>>>>> liberationtech on a bog-standard linux + postfix
>>>>>> installation and I save every message delivered before I
>>>>>> run spam filtering, and I don't see anything 
>>>>>> porn-spam-related in my all-mail archive.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Care to share one of the spam messages (headers + body
>>>>>> text only, I don't need any more nude photos thnx)?
>>>>>> Offlist is bettter I suppose.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -andy -- Unsubscribe, change to digest, or change
>>>>>> password at: 
>>>>>> https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>> 
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> 
> -------------------------------------- Bernard / bluboxthief /
> ei8fdb
> 
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