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Re: spammer wades into US Presidential race
From: "lsi" <stuart () cyberdelix net>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 12:34:36 -0000

4. Analysis of spam for the benefit of the group.

You have made a logical leap that I do not follow.  How does it
benefit the group?

Some people have issues reading the signs, particularly the Received: 
lines.  I only did this after you requested additional analysis, 

6. Scooping wired.com by a whole 3 days.

Again, big difference between sending an uncorroborated email with no
analysis and no investigation, and Wired's story.  At least Wired
tired to investigate.

In a distributed incident of this nature, someone has to be the first 
to post a "strange traffic on port x" message.  In this case, the 
research cited by Wired served to independently corroborate the 
initial observation.  Obviously, if I hadn't posted my message, they 
would have nothing to corroborate with.

Crimes happen all the time.

You're right, so screw it.  Let's elect a spammer as Prez, why not, I 
suppose it's better than the current twit.

I have no intention of doing any further research.  That is a job for
the police and the appropriate federal electoral authorities.

So, I again ask, why mail full-disclosure if it's a job for the
police?  What job did you think that full-disclosure would perform?

FD is monitored by every major LEA in the world.  Posting here is a 
good way to notify all of them at once.

Please drop this now.  Posting the fulltext of an incident is a 
legitimate use of this list.  The fact that it was spam is 
irrelevant.  The usefulness of the post was underscored by Wired.


Stuart Udall
stuart at () cyberdelix dot net - http://www.cyberdelix.net/

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