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Re: Shock news - NANOG likely to carry less operational content

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Fri Jan 14 11:39:08 2000

I've received several of these the past month, with valid operational 
subject lines, and all trying to get me to click and run an .exe.
Good thing I read my email on a Mac!

They are using the operational list persons as targets!  Shall the 
operational folks get together and find them?

Alex Bligh wrote:
> 
> I *believe* (really hope) this SPAM impersonating a NANOG poster
> replying to a thread (traceroute doesn't go through pacrim.net).
> 
> Op content:
> 
> If so, be prepared for all sorts of being accused of sending
> all sorts of other exciting messages about lesbians, cookie recipes
> etc. etc.
>...
> Received: from [168.212.244.134] (helo=3Dmail.gxn.net)
>         by brimstone.noc.gxn.net with smtp (Exim 3.02 #3)
>         id 1291Gi-0004Sb-00
>         for [email protected]; Fri, 14 Jan 2000 07:35:36 +0000
>...
> 2.      Lesbians.exe
>
Mine were:

Received: from [209.125.100.122] (HELO mail.greendragon.com) by watervalley.net 
(Stalker SMTP Server 1.7) with SMTP id S.0003055677 for [email protected]; Thu, 16 Dec
1999 18:29:22 -0600
From: Nora Lavelle <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: ARIN whois

panther.exe

Received: from [152.160.253.2] (HELO mail.greendragon.com) by watervalley.net 
(Stalker SMTP Server 1.7) with SMTP id S.0003108551 for [email protected]; Mon, 20 Dec
1999 01:37:37 -0600
From: Ivars Upatnieks <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: MCI/Worldcom fiber cut in NY?

baby.exe

Received: from [212.7.65.97] (HELO mail.greendragon.com) by watervalley.net 
(Stalker SMTP Server 1.7) with SMTP id S.0003149731 for [email protected]; 
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 07:04:26 -0600
From: CORE <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: PAB after comments ?

copier.exe

[email protected]
    Key fingerprint =  17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26  DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32