This is too easy.....

IP 83.149.75.50 detected as subscribing one of my email addresses to a mailing list without permission.

Reduce it down to 83.149.75... do a Google search.. and what do we find?   Connections with malware.... "malwarewipe.com"????

http://board.protecus.de/t25767.htm

"http://malwarewipe.com/images/blue-gray-stripe.gif - deleted
http://83.149.75.51/count/l.php?pl=Win32&ce=true&id=rrd - deleted
http://www.surveyswages.com/img/laptop9.gif - deleted

http://dl.web-nexus.net/exclurls.php

"83.149.75." is a blocked IP.

Coincidence? 

What's cool is that I have only scratched the surface so far..... I have a mild interest in what's going on ... along the lines of "let's check this out just in case there's something newsworthy" but let's be honest... who gives two hoots about being subscribed to mailing lists... so many people have tried the "let's subscribe somebody we don't like to lots and lots of mailing lists" trick that it's a boring topic.

Let's see what happens over the next few days. Who knows, *they* may do something else mildly interesting, or something really dumb that we can giggle at, otherwise, I won't bore you with the details.

 

Published Thu, Jan 24 2008 23:01 by sandi

Comments

# re: This is too easy.....

Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:00 AM by Barry

Hilarious.  I mean, if we were living in a world where we didn't already get dozens or hundreds of spam e-mails every day, and where we didn't already filter those e-mails directly to the round file, maybe this kind of thing would amount to more than a drop in the bucket.  But as it stands, I'm sure your e-mail address, like mine, is on zillions of spam lists already, and filtering the e-mails from a few mailing lists is trivial by comparison.

The good news is that you can be proud that you're getting under someone's skin enough for them to try a childish prank like that.  :)