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25,000 ton amphibious spam relay

  • From: Eric Kuhnke
  • Date: Tue Dec 16 14:52:00 2003


http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200312/msg00070.html

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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?

---Rsk ]

----- 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
>
> http://www.news.navy.mil/list_all.asp?id=8488
> Zoom-in
> http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=4553
> http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=2746
>
> > 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?
> http://www.navsea.navy.mil/newswire_content.asp?txtDataID=8963&txtTypeID=2
>
> The USS Mesa Verde, seems to be in Mississippi, instead
> http://www.navsea.navy.mil/newswire_content.asp?txtDataID=8663&txtTypeID=2
>
> 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"
>
> http://www.navsea.navy.mil/newswire_content.asp?txtDataID=8596&txtTypeID=2
>
> but from here, it just looks like another spammer.
>
> [SPECIMEN]
> H: Return-Path: <lugbkbgkd@ms13.hinet.net>
> H: Received: from avnavfw.lpd17.navsea.navy.mil
> H: (avnavfw.pms317.navy.mil [205.67.231.235])
> 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: <lugbkbgkd@ms13.hinet.net>)
> H: X-Authentication-Warning: serv.gtcs.com: Host
> H: avnavfw.pms317.navy.mil [205.67.231.235]
> 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 [209.181.16.1]) with SMTP; 16 Dec 2003 05:53:08 UT
> H: Received: from avnavfw.AVONDALE (205.67.231.5 [205.67.231.5]) 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" <1232312fs21d@ms13.hinet.net>
> H: Received: from [61.145.234.62] by avnavfw.AVONDALE
> H: via smtpd (for [205.66.99.30]) 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: 205.0.0.0 - 205.117.255.255
> 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: 202.181.192.0 - 202.181.223.255
> netname: HKCIX
>
> Link in spam hosted at
> B: http://i19.ac.tpe.yahoo.com/
> inetnum: 202.1.232.0 - 202.1.239.255
> netname: YAHOO-ASIA
> descr: streaming media, e-mail, instant messenger, www, etc
> country: HK
>
> Spammer at:
> inetnum: 61.145.0.0 - 61.145.255.255
> netname: CHINANET-GD
> descr: CHINANET Guangdong province network

----- End forwarded message -----

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