[Dshield] Spam Email - Threats and Extortion

Fixer fixer at gci.net
Thu Apr 19 18:26:11 GMT 2007


Haven't seen anything like that recently.  If you've got an example or 2
please fwd them to me so
I can take a look.

-cdh

Ackley, Alex wrote:
> 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
> see.  
> 
>  
> 
> But has anyone else seen anything like this recently or heard of this?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  
> 
> Alex Ackley
> 
> Systems Administrator
> 
> EPMG, PC
> 
>  
> 
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