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September 08, 2006

Clueless in Bethesda

Last week I contacted the owners of a Web site that had been hacked by phishers so they could get the fraudulent material off their site ASAP. (OK, I do this several times a day, but I'm referring to one specific instance.) When I send these email messages, I do so from the abuse@ address of the domain having received the phishing message.

The site belonged to an Irish pub in Bethesda, MD.

A week later, I receive—addressed to my abuse address, mind you—an automated bulk "Weekend Update" email message listing their special opening schedule to coincide with some televised football (soccer) matches from the U.K.

When this outfit's email server winds up on blocklists, they'll be the first to complain, "We don't send spam!" To which I advise consulting this blog entry.

Posted on September 08, 2006 at 09:20 AM