[Dshield] Spam Email - Threats and Extortion

Ackley, Alex aackley at epmgpc.com
Thu Apr 19 16:48:59 GMT 2007

We've recently begun seeing a few emails come across that I sure hope
are spam.  They basically report that the sender has been contracted to
perform bodily harm/kill the recipient and has been following them for a
period of time.  If they do not give X dollars to a location to be named
later, they'll carry out the threat.  The emails look like the usual
spam, in that they have a couple of misspelled words, capitalization and
grammar problems.  But, they don't exhibit the usual spam features in
the headers.  They come from a single address that is easily tracked
down instead of through a series of smtp servers and directly address
the end user.


I can provide the actual text and some email headers if folks want to


But has anyone else seen anything like this recently or heard of this?




Alex Ackley

Systems Administrator



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