[Dshield] Spam Email - Threats and Extortion

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Thu Apr 19 18:28:58 GMT 2007


You should report this to Law Enforcement.
 

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> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Ackley, Alex
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:49 AM
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> Subject: [Dshield] Spam Email - Threats and Extortion
> 
> 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.
> 
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> 
> I can provide the actual text and some email headers if folks 
> want to see.  
> 
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> 
> But has anyone else seen anything like this recently or heard of this?
> 
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> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  
> 
> Alex Ackley
> 
> Systems Administrator
> 
> EPMG, PC
> 
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> 
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