Anti-Phishing Update -- New data feed

Alex Broens ms-list at
Mon Jun 15 16:42:53 IST 2009

On 6/15/2009 5:18 PM, Julian Field wrote:
> On 15/06/2009 15:47, Alex Broens wrote:
>> On 6/15/2009 4:32 PM, Julian Field wrote:
>>> On 15/06/2009 15:00, Jonas A. Larsen wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
>>>>> bounces at] On Behalf Of Julian Field
>>>>> Sent: 15. juni 2009 13:01
>>>>> To: MailScanner discussion
>>>>> Subject: Anti-Phishing Update -- New data feed
>>>>> I have gained a new reliable feed of email addresses known to be used
>>>>> in
>>>>> phishing attacks.
>>>>> I have therefore updated my anti-spear-phishing scripts to catch any
>>>>> mail mentioning these email addresses as well. I know quite a few of
>>>>> you
>>>>> have found this script to be useful.
>>>>> You can see the new article and download the script at
>>>>> Please do try it out and let me know what you think!
>>>> Hi Julian.
>>>> Currently testing version 2 of the script, I never got round to 
>>>> testing the
>>>> old one.
>>>> I was just wondering, do this feed have anything to do with the EMAILBL
>>>> plugin/project announced on the SA list?
>>> Can you send me a URL for it or something to look at please?
>>> Until I've read that, I can't tell you whether it is related or not, 
>>> they might be getting a data feed from the same place I do. But mine 
>>> is commercially generated.
>> Jules,
>> EmailBL is an experimental list which is being run till July 1, as a 
>> proof of concept and in its current form will be discontinued.
>> The data is not from the same feed.
>> atm, there's no need to invest time in this for MailScanner as nobody 
>> knows if it will be continued under another name, who will mirror it, 
>> etc, etc
> Thanks for that info. My list of phishing email addresses has a very 
> good future and will be supported for the forseeable future, as it 
> produced by a very large commercial entity, whose internet-based 
> services you have almost certainly used at some point.

and what entity is this?

the EmailBL targets only freemailer email addr, not only sender, but 
also reply-to and in msg body and being it a RBL, deployment is very 
fast, 1 min updates so there may be overlap or missed stuff, by one or 
the other. look nice...
how often is it updated?


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