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25,000 ton amphibious spam relay
At 09:59 AM 12/16/2003, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
[ Doesn't it just make you feel all safe and cozy when the people
responsible for our defense are allowing military hardware to be
hijacked to relay spam?
----- Forwarded message from Bruce Gingery <bg7341@GTCS.COM> -----
> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:48:14 -0700
> From: Bruce Gingery <bg7341@GTCS.COM>
> Subject: Spam, Block: 25,000 ton spam relay, with photos of it!
> To: SPAM-L@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> ANNOUNCING: The amphibious transport dock and spam relay
> > The ship supports the Marine Corps "mobility triad," the LCAC
> >(Landing Craft Air Cushion vehicle), the "Triple A-V" (AAAV -
> > Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle) and the MV-22 (Osprey
> > tiltrotor aircraft),
> and (apparently) spammers in Guandong. Red China.
> > Furthermore, San Antonio incorporates the latest quality of life
> > standards for the embarked Marines and sailors, including the sit-up
> > berth, ship services mall, a fitness center and learning resource
> > center/electronic classroom
> and Unsolicited Bulk E-Mail.
> Of course, it's possible that one of the OTHER eleven ships, still under
> construction, is the Avondale, LA dot-MIL spam relay, or trojaned boat,
> or some nice-and-secure Windows box in the construction drydocks, running
> Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Service Version 5.5.2653.13
> But doesn't it make all Americans feel all fuzzy and secure that a
> Red Chinese spammer can abuse a US Naval Vessel of one of the newest
> designs, to relay his "business proposition"?
> Perhaps it's tied to the USS Green Bay, instead? or USS New Orleans?
> The USS Mesa Verde, seems to be in Mississippi, instead
> But the E-Mail headers finger the USS San Antonio, LPD 17, already
> christened, and due for commissioning some time this coming year.
> > LPD 17 Looks Like a "Gator"
> but from here, it just looks like another spammer.
> H: Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> H: Received: from avnavfw.lpd17.navsea.navy.mil
> H: (avnavfw.pms317.navy.mil [126.96.36.199])
> H: by mail.gtcs.com (8.12.10/8.11.3/gtcs-6.3.8) with SMTP
> H: id hBG65HO8091853
> H: for <[victim]>; Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:06:39 -0700 (MST)
> H: (envelope-from: <email@example.com>)
> H: X-Authentication-Warning: serv.gtcs.com: Host
> H: avnavfw.pms317.navy.mil [188.8.131.52]
> H: claimed to be avnavfw.lpd17.navsea.navy.mil
> H: Received: from no.name.available by avnavfw.lpd17.navsea.navy.mil
> H: via smtpd (for [184.108.40.206]) with SMTP; 16 Dec 2003 05:53:08 UT
> H: Received: from avnavfw.AVONDALE (220.127.116.11 [18.104.22.168]) by
> H: swn-email.lpd17.navy.mil with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail
> H: Service Version 5.5.2653.13)
> H: id YY2BDP4P; Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:07:28 -0600
> H: From: "HuatonE-ScooterCo.,Ltd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> H: Received: from [22.214.171.124] by avnavfw.AVONDALE
> H: via smtpd (for [126.96.36.199]) with SMTP; 16 Dec 2003 05:51:47 UT
> H: Subject: Re.About our new product
> H: Content-Type: text/html
> H: Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:57:41 +0800
> H: X-Priority: 3
> [extract from HTML body]
> B: Our company specializes in exporting electric & gas scooters, which
> B: are most popular with our customers at home and abroad. Now we are
> B: writing to offer you an opportunity to develop a mutual trade. If
> B: you are interested in establishing business relations with us, please
> B: let us know your requirements. Then we would like to forward catalogues
> B: as well as detailed information to you, and offer the best price to
> B: you. We assure you of our best attention to your any inquiries.
> B: We anticipate your early response in respect.
> B: Huaton E-scooter Co., Ltd.
> B: Room.B-202,Building Si-Hai-Ming-Yuan
> B: Burg Weiji,Zone Gongbei
> B: City Zhuhai 519020
> B: Province Kwangtung,China
> B: Tel:86-756-821-6922
> B: Fax:86-756-888-3037
> Spam support by:
> The US Navy, Avondale Lousiana Shipyard, Firewall, and hosts behind it
> OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
> OrgID: DNIC
> Address: 7990 Science Applications Ct
> Address: M/S CV 50
> City: Vienna
> StateProv: VA
> NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
> Comment: DOD Network Information Center
> Comment: Space and Naval Warfare Systems
> Comment: Washington, DC 20363-5100 US
> Responsible for these not-yet-commissioned ships ...
> Naval Sea Systems Command
> 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue S. E.
> Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20376
> Congressional/Press Inquiries: (202) 781-4124
> Link in spam hosted at
> B: http://dateu.to/
> inetnum: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
> netname: HKCIX
> Link in spam hosted at
> B: http://i19.ac.tpe.yahoo.com/
> inetnum: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
> netname: YAHOO-ASIA
> descr: streaming media, e-mail, instant messenger, www, etc
> country: HK
> Spammer at:
> inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
> netname: CHINANET-GD
> descr: CHINANET Guangdong province network
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