On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 03:05:50PM -0500, Daniel Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> ) On Tue, 16 Nov 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> ) > On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> ) > > [...] Do you have full headers of the bot's mailings?
> ) > > Are they all from the same network, mpx.net.au?
> ) > All the ones I have here are.
> ) Now the next question: Are all the hit lists majordomo lists?
> No. An email to the long-dead, ezmlm-managed <email@example.com> mailing list
> was forged from my address.
Not just our (SmartList) lists, but many of our individual users
were hit directly with this as well.
It seems like they used an ordinary robot to scrape addresses off
the Web, and then used the Nth address on the list to send the
N+1th spam to each user, so that the sender and receiver would look
vaguely familiar to each other. Ingeniously diabolical.
RootsWeb.com lead system admonsterator
and Chief Hacking Officer