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Pointless email spam
From: Gary Warner <gar () CIS UAB EDU>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:34:57 -0500

Are other schools seeing a big uptick in "no purpose" spam messages?  Wondering if this is an enormous email address 
list cleanse/harvest? or what other motives anyone might theorize on this?

Here are three sample email bodies.  No attachment, no links.  Can't PROVE they are related, just coincidence of timing 
and pointlessness.


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(received from myschoolemail.net 173.246.104.97)
(from: hilda.barrett () myschoolemail net)

Denise,

I wanted to know if you understand that you can't come to the super deli next Friday.

Cheers,

H.

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(envelope from waggishy08 () acm org)
(x-sender: ultrasug9 () gil com au)
(X-PHP-Script indicates it was sent via "afes.com/sendmail.php" at request of 186.87.28.58)
(Return-Path: suicidaloa53 () afes com)


CHAPTER XLI, Nor from ME, neither.
Why HE? I stopped.

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(received from heattreatmentchina.ru (37.255.60.4)
(from: stonehengeqq40 () trinity edu)

Bofe un you claims it, But we didnt wait.
So Tom was satisfied.

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Gary Warner
Director of Research in Computer Forensics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research
205.422.2113
gar () cis uab edu

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