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[Jack-Devel] Phishing/blackmail spam

John Rigg-16
Is anyone else receiving phishing/blackmail spam sent to
the email address (unique in my case) they use for
jack-devel? It seems that a list member has been
infected with malware or someone signed up just to get
access to list members' email addresses.

The messages typically include the name 'Mario Moles'
somewhere in the header or message body (location
varies). I've seen that name before in spam sent to
my jack-devel email address.

John
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Re: Phishing/blackmail spam

Chris Caudle
On Thu, January 10, 2019 2:51 am, John Rigg wrote:
> Is anyone else receiving phishing/blackmail spam sent to
> the email address (unique in my case) they use for
> jack-devel?

I'll say a conditional yes.  I don't use a  unique address for jack-devel,
so I can't say that it is specifically associated with this list, but I
have received a couple of mails like that  in the last two weeks, and
typically never do.

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Chris Caudle


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Re: Phishing/blackmail spam

Malik Costet
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On 2019-01-10 09:51, John Rigg wrote:

> Is anyone else receiving phishing/blackmail spam sent to
> the email address (unique in my case) they use for
> jack-devel? It seems that a list member has been
> infected with malware or someone signed up just to get
> access to list members' email addresses.
>
> The messages typically include the name 'Mario Moles'
> somewhere in the header or message body (location
> varies). I've seen that name before in spam sent to
> my jack-devel email address.
>
> John

I haven't so far. And I am using a unique address.

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Re: Phishing/blackmail spam

David Nielson-2
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I haven't gotten any such emails. What you're seeing is (almost certainly) garden-variety
email forgery. This is possible because jrigg.co.uk is not using SPF records or DKIM
signatures. Either or both of those would prevent the phishing emails from reaching anyone.
You should add SPF and DKIM to your email server, or have your system administrator set it
up.

David

On Thu, 2019-01-10 at 08:51 +0000, John Rigg wrote:

> Is anyone else receiving phishing/blackmail spam sent to
> the email address (unique in my case) they use for
> jack-devel? It seems that a list member has been
> infected with malware or someone signed up just to get
> access to list members' email addresses.
>
> The messages typically include the name 'Mario Moles'
> somewhere in the header or message body (location
> varies). I've seen that name before in spam sent to
> my jack-devel email address.
>
> John
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Re: Phishing/blackmail spam

John Rigg-16
On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 08:15:59AM -0600, David Nielson wrote:
> I haven't gotten any such emails. What you're seeing is (almost certainly) garden-variety
> email forgery. This is possible because jrigg.co.uk is not using SPF records or DKIM
> signatures. Either or both of those would prevent the phishing emails from reaching anyone.
> You should add SPF and DKIM to your email server, or have your system administrator set it
> up.
>
> David

The spam is being sent _to_ my email address, not
purporting to come from it.

John
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Re: Phishing/blackmail spam

John Rigg-16
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On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 08:15:59AM -0600, David Nielson wrote:
> I haven't gotten any such emails. What you're seeing is (almost certainly) garden-variety
> email forgery. This is possible because jrigg.co.uk is not using SPF records or DKIM
> signatures. Either or both of those would prevent the phishing emails from reaching anyone.
> You should add SPF and DKIM to your email server, or have your system administrator set it
> up.
>
> David

Point taken about SPF and DKIM, but the origin of the spam
isn't what concerns me. It was the fact that the spammers
know my email address despite it only being available to
jack-devel list members.

John
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