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Monday, May 01, 2006

Blue Security "do not email list" compromised? No!

It had to happen. I'm amazed it's taken so long.

Spammers are passing around a list of names that is purportedly the Blue Frog "do not email" list. Someone is already spamming the list with dire warnings of falling skies.

I've seen the list. It's not complete in the sense that it doesn't include the wildcard domain entries. It also doesn't include spamtraps that I know to be there. Presumably a spammer has taken his list and "cleaned" it against the blue list, then done a diff? Like I say, I'm amazed it's taken so long.

In other words, people won't get spam from these spammers unless they're already getting spam from them.

Blue Security's community forums are down "for maintenance." ;-)

Links (updated as I find them): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...


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Blogger f1mark said...

Except that the forums are up and working (I'm looking at them right now) and people are reporting they've received that spam on addresses not in the database.

Do you think maybe it's possible some of these spammers are liars and are getting desperate because Blue Security is working?

Mon May 01, 03:47:00 PM UTC  
Blogger Richi Jennings said...

Yep, looks like is back up, but running HORRIBLY slow.

Mon May 01, 03:58:00 PM UTC  
Blogger Richi Jennings said...

A bit faster now. This thread discusses what others have found.

Mon May 01, 04:36:00 PM UTC  
Blogger JohnSolver said...

It looks like these emails are from spammers trying to discredit these guys. Check out their announcement

Mon May 01, 06:54:00 PM UTC  
Anonymous Larry said...

Just proves two things I suspected all along...

(1) As long as spammers can make money off of 0.01% of the e-mail users out there, they don't care how badly they piss off the other 99.99%.

(2) Blue Frog really is putting the hurt on spammers.

Mon May 01, 11:28:00 PM UTC  
Anonymous Aaron said...

You've seen the DNIR list? I thought the list was hashed...

Tue May 02, 01:02:00 PM UTC  
Blogger Richi Jennings said...

When I said "I've seen the list" I was talking about the spammer's copy, which he alleges is the DNIR. However, as I point out, it's nothing of the sort.

Tue May 02, 01:36:00 PM UTC  

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