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Re: Are you getting Spam from Crossfire Media?
From: "Reynold Guerrier" <reygue () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:43:24 -0500

My subscription to NANOG aged 3 months ago and I am receiving this spam too.
And this is my first post. I effectively think that someone might have crack
the email database of the Nanog list.

Reynold

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:41 PM, JC Dill <jcdill.lists () gmail com> wrote:

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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