RE: [DML] Very strange spam IM
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RE: [DML] Very strange spam IM

I see two possibilities:
1. you entered car and delorean information in your AIM profile; the
spam-bot uses that information in its social engineering phase to get you
2. spam-bots harvested your name and the word delorean from the same site,
and ditto above.

I know I entered information like that in my profile once... and then
eventually just turned AIM and MSNM to not accept unknown IM's.
It's a shame, but that's what we are forced to do. Spam harvesting off our
site seems quite high. I don't sign up for anything and I now get a ton of
spam and I believe the spammers get my info from the dmcnews archives.

-----Original Message-----
From: f14dflyer [mailto:f14dflyer@xxxx]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:11 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Very strange spam IM

[MODERATOR NOTE: This message approved in the hope that
someone can explain how this happened and how to prevent
it in the future. Please don't consider it an open
invitation to discuss the subject at length.
- Mike Substelny DML moderator of the week]

I got an IM from "beachbabe02001" a few minutes ago. Of course, just
from the screenname, I pegged it for a pornospam (I don't usually get
them, but whatever), and got ready to warn and block. Except that when
I accepted the IM, it said "I heard you like DeLoreans. Wanna chat?"
Huh? Very strange. But it quickly became clear that whoever it was,
they didn't want to talk. I checked the profile, and yep, it was a
pornospam. Warn, block, done. But I'd love to know how it was that the
message was "I heard you like DeLoreans. Wanna chat?" Very very
strange. They must have pulled my screenname off either the DML, the board, or the board. I suspect they got it
from, but who knows? It was just so surprisingly strange.

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