RE: [Full-Disclosure] weird worm ?
From: Discini, Sonny (Sonny.Discini_at_montgomerycountymd.gov)
To: "Rapaill" <Max.Rapaille@nbb.be>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 13:33:29 -0500
Yes, I have seen similar e-mails and yes, this appears to be word list probes to see what will and will not pass through your filter. Once they compile a reasonable trigger list, they will omit those words from their SPAM messages. This also explains why the e-mail is coming from random sources. If it came from a real address, they know that any reasonable admin would add the domain to their block list.
From: Rapaill [mailto:Max.Rapaille@nbb.be]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] weird worm ?
Perhaps some spammers trying to test circumvention of anti-spam filter ? Just filling mail with random words to test if this can pass some score-based filter like Baysian filter?
If those messages are accepted, they will try later with some advertising for a Miracle Pill to make some part of your body bigger ? ;-)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: mardi 30 décembre 2003 13:48
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] weird worm ?
Hi everyone -
For days now, I've been receiving weird messages, with a few lines of apparently random, garbage text, like this:
highest bailiff nomad father advise heir
oxygen honorarium allegro reveal wronskian indentation coachmen
deficient tribute arcturus mitigate bypath
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