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Are you getting Spam from Crossfire Media?
From: JC Dill <jcdill.lists () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:41:46 -0800

4 weeks ago I started getting weekly spam from Carl () crossfiremedia com I have been "subscribed" to this newsletter. Today's spam subject line is "Get to 4GWE and Participate in the Wireless Future, We'll help pay your way..."

The address used is an address I used on NANOG some years back - I haven't used it in quite a while but still get an occasional private email from someone who has that address in their address book so the address is still active.

Because there's a remote chance that some time long ago I "subscribed" to some message board and hidden in the message board settings is a pre-checked option (which I overlooked) to receive email from "partners", I privately emailed several friends in the IT/Security fields asking if they were getting this spam. The one friend who is also getting this spam is also someone who occasionally posts to NANOG, and who also has no idea why he was "subscribed" to this spam. Because of this coincidence, I think the spammer may have scarfed email addresses of people who posted to NANOG and added them to the "targeted" mailing list / spam list.

I'm curious to know if other NANOG subscribers have started receiving spam from this person.

I also found 2 sites that have web interfaces to their NANOG archives where they are not obscuring email addresses and who leaked posting addresses onto the web:

http://www.google.com/search?q=lists05%40equinephotoart.com+nanog

Is there someone at NANOG who can ask these sites to remove these archives, or at least purge/munge email addresses?

Please reply via private email.  Thanks!

jc


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