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Re: WARNING: Whois mining operation (probably spam related).

  • From: Scott Francis
  • Date: Sun Feb 03 05:57:18 2002

On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 02:34:46AM -0600, [email protected] said:
> Starting about 6am eastern time, we began getting several hundred hits per
> second from IP address to our WHOIS server.
> It appears that they were running a rather well endowed dictionary against
> the database.
> Beware - these are spammers (I know the address very well). Check your logs
> if you have any email servers or whois databases.
> This is a jerk from England who is a known fraudster.
[[email protected]:~]$ whois -r
descr:        Please forward abuse issues
descr:        to [email protected]

If this guy is obviously spamming, or data mining in preparation for
spamming, it seems that could be contacted to have his
access yanked. Failing that, could be contacted to have yanked.

Of course, you may have already tried this and received little/no
cooperation. *sigh*

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