[unisog] massive uptick in targeted spam this weekend and week
stevev at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Oct 17 17:57:14 GMT 2002
James Morris writes:
> They're also changing IP addresses fairly frequently to avoid
> counter-measures based on rate detection..
They're spamming through open HTTP and SOCKS proxies.
Altogether spam rejection volume on one of my hosts has nearly tripled
since last week, and they're a major part of that.
Someone on SPAM-L says they look like the "Empire Towers" spammers based
on some common features of the messages, particularly certain patterns
of obfuscated URLs used in the messages.
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