alex at vidadigital.com.pa
Fri Apr 1 20:32:06 IST 2011
Mail comes from a server called "mailscanner.salsalabs.net". Probably a misconfiguration being abused.
On Apr 1, 2011, at 8:32 AM, Brad Beckenhauer wrote:
> Just sharing an issue we had this week with everyone else on the MailScanner forum.
> This week, I've been working with an organization that is running an email campaign that is bombarding us with undesirable content and I figured I'd share with the rest of you as it's likely some of your systems are also getting this "junk".
> If you browse to the web link below you will find a campaign concerning 'circumcision'. The concept they use is simple, you read the text and if you concur with the statement, you sign the petition.
> In the background, the website takes your contact information, extracts your email address and then sends an email to a mass distribution list using your email address as the sender. The email is part of an email campaign that is using an online company to send the email enmass.
> The email has no opt-out and if you reply to the email, your email is sent to the unwitting soul (person) who signed the online statement.
> The subject lines are always one of the two lines below:
> Subject: It's time to end infant circumcision!
> Subject: =?UTF-8?Q?It's_time_to_end_=E2=80=9Croutine=E2=80=9D_infant_circumcision!?=
> You can take a look at the alert that generates these messages here:
> Just sharing this information in case you want to do something to protect your clients as well.
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Alex Neuman van der Hans
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