This week, I’ve heard complaints from a handful of people who are upset about the amount of spam they’ve been getting. And rightly so! There appears to be a new spam botnet on the scene that is sending out millions of pieces of spam with such zesty subject lines as “increase the size of your member” or “9 to 12 inches”. What a bunch of goofs :). When I told a guy that these people must be making a LOT of money, he didn’t believe me at first. But then I convinced him there’s a sucker born every minute, and he saw my point.
The bottom line: Most of these machines aren’t even tracked yet by RBLs such as Spamhaus. Too bad! Even searching the Completewhois Multi-RBL lookup doesn’t seem to be much help. Many of these machines are newly infected with trojans and it seems that the botnet creater waited until he had quite a large number of infected machines before launching his spam campaign. So far, I’ve counted 100 unique IP addresses to send SPAM and that’s just on ONE tiny internet email domain!
SPAM, the never ending battle. 🙁 If you’re getting hit with these, post a comment and let me know.