Unusual list spam - caution

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Jul 10 22:29:37 CEST 2015


Thanks for letting us know Jim.  I was frightened to reply for all the
usual hacker reasons.  I'll take you off my spam list now!

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:50 PM Jim MacConnell <jmac at consensustech.com>
wrote:

> That was my fault. Someone used my email to sign up for mailing lists,
> sites, etc. I got emails asking for email verification or just informing me
> that "I" had joined roughly 4,000 lists in a couple of hours and it was
> continuing. Used an email rule to respond with a "Not Me" notice and delete
> the emails BUT I inadvertently applied the rule to existing emails instead
> of only new ones coming in. that means even lists I want to be on got
> notices... Dman.
> Sorry for the noise.
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Haworth [mailto:pete at lcsql.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 12:07 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Subject: Re: Unusual list spam - caution
>
> I got the same type of emails delivered to my personal email address, both
> from Jim McConnell. Sure sounds like the mailing membership has been hacked
> somehow.  Could this part of the ddos attacks on the forum that have been
> mentioned recently?
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:22 AM J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm not sure what this means but it probably deserves a heads-up. I
> > received three emails today that appeared to be replies to the three
> > list posts I made yesterday. They were all from the same person, whose
> > name I do not recognize. The entire text of the message was:
> >
> >      This registration used a hijacked email address!
> >
> > followed by a quoted copy of my post. There was no other text.
> >
> > When I first saw these on my Android tablet they each included an
> > enclosure of different lengths. That was the tip-off to check the
> > headers, since this list does not allow enclosures. The headers of a
> > real list mail include "on-rev.com", these had no mention of the
> > on-rev domain. They all came from a private user domain via Quest.
> >
> > I then retrieved the email on my Mac and there are no enclosures
> > listed for any of the three. I'm not sure where they went, I didn't open
> them.
> > They may have been copies of the quoted posts but I'm not sure.
> >
> > At any rate, something odd is going on so keep an eye out.
> >
> > --
> > Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> > HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> >
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