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Re: Possible scam: "Network Abuse"
Begging? That may be a lot more malicious. "Give me your firewall's password so i can fix it". Sure, dude. --vadim >From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Aug 4 20:57:38 1998 X-UIDL: fc9be4f13610259e5d584676031c5dcc Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 20:46:51 -0700 (MST) From: Ehud Gavron <GAVRON@ACES.COM> Subject: Possible scam: "Network Abuse" To: email@example.com Cc: GAVRON@ACES.COM Organization: ACES Research Inc. MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: MULTIPART/MIXED; BOUNDARY="Boundary_[ID_5lnQtjNa7nT7upy77S5Jzg]" Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org --Boundary_[ID_5lnQtjNa7nT7upy77S5Jzg] Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII This "fellow" sent out this email. Unfortunately, our networks were not used to attack him (or anyone), and upon request for NTP-stamped logs, he quit responding to email. I recommend warning your downstreams that this kind of scam is only just begging. Imagine... $100 for "no ip direc...." E --Boundary_[ID_5lnQtjNa7nT7upy77S5Jzg] Content-type: MESSAGE/RFC822 Return-path: <email@example.com> Received: from ns1.jerky.net by ACES.COM (PMDF V5.1-7 #EHUD) with ESMTP id <01IZZYRAD8E891W60X@ACES.COM> for gavron; Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:29:16 MST Received: (from wrath@localhost) by ns1.jerky.net (8.8.7/8.8.7) id MAA06007 for gavron@ACES.COM; Thu, 30 Jul 1998 12:31:26 +0000 (GMT) Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 12:31:26 +0000 (GMT) From: Andrew Shoemaker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Network Abuse - Netblock 126.96.36.199 - IMPORTANT To: "gavron@ACES.COM" <gavron@ACES.COM> Message-id: <199807301231.MAA06007@ns1.jerky.net> MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Hello My name is Andrew Shoemaker and I am the head security consultant at JNS. We recently were the target of a denial of service attack that saturated our Internet connection. This attack, known as a 'smurf' attack, uses unknowing relays to source the at tack. By relaying the attack through your network the attack is made anonymous and increases in strength. This type of attack causes degraded performance on both the attacked and relay networks and is the result of an improperly configured router at you r site. I urge you to fix your routers. If you are unable to do so, or do not know how I suggest you call a security consultant. JNS is willing to fix your router permanently for a one time fee of $100 US. If you are interested in this deal please co ntact me and I will send you a copy of our security contract and an invoice. Netblock 188.8.131.52 was found to produce 19 replys for each packet sent. This means if the attacker is sending at T1 speeds the amount of your bandwidth used in relaying the attack is equivalent to 19 T1s regards, Andrew Shoemaker JNS Security email@example.com 617.442.5408 --Boundary_[ID_5lnQtjNa7nT7upy77S5Jzg]--