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Re: [SPAM] Spam sent via spambots?
From: James Riden <j.riden () massey ac nz>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 08:33:21 +1300
Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij () vanderkooij org> writes:
Sendmail logs also show a significant number of false recipients which
are known to be part of worms that are by now over 6 months old. Like:
Nov 1 07:16:06 gandalf sendmail: iA16G3QU017575: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<mary () vanderkooij org>,
relay=[126.96.36.199], reject=550 5.7.0 <mary () vanderkooij org>... - REJECTED: KEEP YOUR VIRUS JUNK!; SEE ALSO:
Nov 1 07:16:07 gandalf sendmail: iA16G3QU017575: lost input channel from [188.8.131.52] to MTA after rcpt
Nov 1 07:16:07 gandalf sendmail: iA16G3QU017575: from=<maria () tencent com>, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0,
proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=[184.108.40.206]
If there are that many worms going around it only shows how easy it is to
write your own little SMTP engine. Spammers may have deployed similar
A lot of stuff out there will also HELO as <yourdomain>, or the IP
address of your MX. I'm pretty sure it's a worm, because I can't think
how any MTA/MUA could be that broken.
James Riden / j.riden () massey ac nz / Systems Security Engineer
Information Technology Services, Massey University, NZ.
GPG public key available at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/~jriden/
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