[OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM

Simon Knight simon at smknight.co.uk
Wed Jun 17 05:50:55 EDT 2015


  try Russia

On 08/06/2015 17:00, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:
> Where can I find these Russian women?
>
>
> Craig
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> To: use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:47 am
> Subject: Re: [OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM
>
>
> Kay C Lan wrote:
>
>   > I use this email account almost exclusively for this Use
> List now;
>   > so I haven't recently given it to anyone, company or whatever.
>
>   > Up until yesterday I usually received 1 or 2 false SPAMS a day;
>   >
> typically from Dunbarx's AOL account or some other legitamate Use
>   > List user
> with an AOL account.
>   >
>   > Up until yesterday I usually receved a single
> actual SPAM every
>   > couple of months.
>   >
>   > Today I accessed this account
> and I had over 50!!! That's more than
>   > the TOTAL email SPAM I've ever
> received on this account.
>
> This is a public list where the archives are
> publicly
> available:
> <http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode>
>
> Every
> resource publicly available is easily spiderable.
>
> I think all you're seeing
> is what seems to me a recent uptick in the
> aggressiveness of certain
> spammer-controlled botnets.  I've been seeing
> a lot more spam myself lately,
> mostly for junk stock tips and bots
> claiming to be Russian women who want to
> marry an American.
>
> There is no cure.  Spam consumes so much of our Internet
> that an
> estimated 5-10% of legitimate email never arrives at its destination
>
> because all systems are bogged down trying to stay on top of spam.
>
> Windows
> still has about 90% of the computing market, and most botnets
> are run on
> unsuspecting end-users' machines.  The rest are often
> installed on Web servers
> that didn't stay on top of the updates for
> their CMS frameworks.  When we
> combine millions of compromised servers
> with tens of millions of compromised
> desktop machines, the botnets can
> only win.
>
> Sorry, don't have a "glass half
> full" for this one.
>





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