[unisog] German email
bob89 at eng.ufl.edu
Tue May 17 20:34:00 GMT 2005
Jason Grove wrote:
> I was wondering if any one else is seeing a influx of german email/spam? We seemed to
> start getting hit late last week and are getting a ton of it. Most of it seems to be
> coming from Cable/DSL accounts..
Yes, it is all over the place. It is spam probably related to a German
political campaign and/or the 60th anniversary of the end of WW II. My
limited German language skills suggest that it is anti-immigration,
nationalistic stuff. The spam is claimed by many analysts to originate
from systems infected with some variant of the sober virus, but the spam
I've seen does not actually carry the virus. I don't think the website
it sends you to is doing anything nasty, but I wouldn't bet an important
system on that.
A SpamAssassin filter that seems to do a good job of stopping most of it
It detects four header lines that in themselves are innocuous, but in
combination seem to only happen in this spam (or perhaps sober in general).
You will also see an occasional user get hit by a few hundred
non-delivery messages when one of the spamming systems picks their email
address to be the bogus reply address.
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