Tag Archive | "spammers"


19 May 2009 | 10,255 views

Retarded E-mails – Brute Force, Change School Grades, Hack US Military & MORE

It’s been a few months since the last Retard Update, and it’s definitely been slower since I posted the disclaimer and link on the Contact Page. There have been some weird ones, one worders, one liners and stuff in foreign languages. Anyway let’s get started with a classic ‘script-kiddy I can’t operate my computer‘ type [...]

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23 April 2009 | 4,045 views

Spammers Recover from McColo Shutdown – Spam Back To 91%

You might remember back in November last year Spam ISP McColo was Cut Off From the Internet and there was a fairly drastic drop in spam e-mail traffic. Well it looks like the spammers have got their acts back together as spam levels are back up to 91% of their previous volume. Having McColo shut [...]

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16 March 2009 | 5,380 views

BBC Unleashes Botnet For ‘Investigation’

The BBC has made an odd move recently by buying/seeding a botnet of 22,000 computers under the guise of investigative journalism. They claim it’s not illegal as they caused no harm and only sent spam to e-mail accounts used by themselves. Technically I think it’s still breaking the law under the Computer Misuse Act but [...]

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15 January 2009 | 12,042 views

Next-Gen Botnets Taking The Place of Storm and Srizbi

Back in November there was a considerable drop in Spam when Spam friendly ISP McColo was cut off from the Internet by it’s upstream peer. Srizbi worm was pretty smart though and was picking up again by the end of November. Later in the year the botnets were somewhat neutralised leading to a huge drop [...]

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24 December 2008 | 7,071 views

Retarded E-mails – ATM Cards, Very Important Details, VOIP Testing Tools and MORE!

Merry xmas everyone, here is the year end summary of retarded e-mails. We have had a splendid amount of retarded comments recently too and some decent e-mails too (but all asking the same thing “How do I start learning to be a hacker, what should I do, what should I read etc..I’ll write a post [...]

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08 December 2008 | 14,125 views

Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers [...]

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04 December 2008 | 63,155 views

Retarded E-mails – Crack Hotmail? Hack Facebook? Boyfriend Cheating?

I get a lot of these e-mails, sometimes I receive them almost every day. I had a thought the other day, it might be amusing if I shared them with you guys. So I’ll post them up every time I receive 2-3. I’ve had a LOT of these kind of e-mails and some spooky ones [...]

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26 November 2008 | 3,574 views

Spam Back on the Rise with Srizbi Resurrected

After McColo was partially disconnected from the Internet by it’s peers global spam dropped noticeably. It seems however that the spam was emanating from a zombie network and the control servers were hosted by McColo, the creators of the botnet (Srizbi) were smart about it though and built a fail-safe system into the the malware. [...]

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17 November 2008 | 5,707 views

Spam ISP McColo Cut Off From the Internet

You might recall we reported a while ago about ‘spam friendly’ ISP Intercage coming back online after having their plug pulled by upstream provider UnitedLayer. They pledged to clean up their act though and drop their biggest client who was an Eastern European malware and phishing host. This time another ISP has been suspected of [...]

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04 November 2008 | 11,301 views

Twitter Squatting – The New Domain Jacking?

It seems the latest target for spammers, opportunists and those into Domain Squatting is the registration of interesting or possibly valuable Twitter usernames. Twitter has exploded recently as a new ‘micro-blogging’ platform and it works really well, especially when combined with more traditional blogging and the host of tools that have been build around Twitter [...]

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