[Dshield] More interesting proxying attempts

James C Slora Jr Jim.Slora at phra.com
Wed Nov 27 22:12:42 GMT 2002

Since someone else on this list had mentioned proxy attempts to a Microsoft
mail server, these might be worth sharing.

I'm used to seeing proxy attempts for http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us. I
think these are spammers trying to hide the source of their junk.

Today I got these proxy probes that also had bogus user-agents and called
for URLs that I haven't seen before in proxy attempts on my hosts.

2002-11-26 22:29:34 GET http://www.intel.com/
User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Win2000)
Motives for these are hard to guess - they might just be looking to confirm
that proxying works at all by checking an always-up site, or this could be
part of some DoS or other activity against Intel.

2002-11-27 10:23:09 GET http://www.spedia.net/sp_login.htm
User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Win2000)
This one might be someone trying to scam free calling time by referring
themselves from junk usernames through IP addresses that would not call
attention to the scam.

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