[Dshield] Bizarre Activity Spurt...

Robert Nelson nelsrob at mts.net
Fri Oct 14 10:24:35 GMT 2005


I'm used to seeing the messenger spam - but I've never seen it arrive in a
burst like this before.

It happened again at just after midnight my time and again at 4:46 AM CDT...

Robert

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Sent: October 14, 2005 3:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [Dshield] Bizarre Activity Spurt...


Robert Nelson wrote:

> I just had 232 hits on ports 1025 and 1026, all udp, in 42 seconds. 
> All had the source port of 7568. All but the first IP listed hit 8 
> times, port 1025 then 1026, in a one-second burst each. One IP hit 8 
> times, then the next IP hit 8 times... Each 1025-1026 pair was at the 
> same time, the next pair from that IP was 12-15 ms later.

Windows messenger spam.
<http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,55795,00.html>

> The following are the source IPs

The source address of these packets was probably spoofed and is meaningless.

> Anybody ever seen anything quite like this?

Frankly, I'd be surprised if it was possible to connect to the internet
these days and *not* receive this.

Brian




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