[governance] bot spam, was new methods

John Levine icggov at johnlevine.com
Sat May 21 13:08:13 EDT 2016

>Are you quite sure that this is spam and not a phishing trip of some sort?

It's quite possibly both, but it's almost certainly blasted out in large
volume without much regard for who it's sent to.


>>Given the recurring problem, I suggest Garth cancels the current 
>>email's subscription and subscribe with a new email account. It seems 
>>telus.net is compromised and admins are not doing much to mitigate this.
>It is very unlikely that Telus is compromised.  They're one of the largest telephone and broadband providers in Canada.
>It is much more likely that someone else's address book got stolen, which contained Garth's address, and the addresses are now being forged
>into spam sent from botnets in random places all over the world.
>Mailing lists need to spam filter incoming mail, and if they don't, there's not much to do other than reminding the list manager that they
>need to do so.  I agree that telling people, hey, you might just have gotten spam is not helpful.

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