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SPAM Dictionary Attacks

January 30, 2008 in Staff Blogs by admin  |  Comments Off on SPAM Dictionary Attacks

We’ve had a few people asking about our spam filtering lately, and the volume of spam, both marked and unmarked that customers are receiving. Below is an example of just one of the ways spammers try to get mail to your email account.

The list below is directly from the mail log of one of the mail servers. These messages were all to the same domain, (although we’ve changed the domain). None of these users are valid, and these messages were all received in a few minutes. We edited the list before we got to the end of “a”, but it does go on.

a-anthdi@domain.com
a-arlenr@domain.com
a-bee@domain.com
a-bsd123@domain.com
a-codyr@domain.com
a-goerwitz@domain.com
a-izumi@domain.com
a-jansh@domain.com
a-jayro@domain.com
a-joycel@domain.com
a-juneb@domain.com
a-karimi@domain.com
a-katim@domain.com
a-kistler@domain.com
a-kitahara@domain.com
a-l.schall@domain.com
a-laurab@domain.com
a-lynneh@domain.com
a-machat@domain.com
a-marekk@domain.com
a-marine@domain.com
a-matsuo@domain.com
a-mblood@domain.com
a-mcan@domain.com
a-mdande@domain.com
a-mdurman@domain.com
a-meijer@domain.com
a-mikeso@domain.com
a-minor@domain.com
a-mitchk@domain.com
a-mmceve@domain.com
a-moneymaker@domain.com
a-morgan@domain.com
a-mork@domain.com
a-mortgageloan@domain.com
a-musing123@domain.com
a-my123@domain.com
a-ninal@domain.com
a-nowa@domain.com
a-rempe@domain.com
a-richga@domain.com
a-rjohnson@domain.com
a-robg@domain.com
a-rolanr@domain.com
a-rothe@domain.com
a-rukosujew@domain.com
a-ryann_ms@domain.com
a-s.kirst@domain.com
a-saarni@domain.com
a-sabharwal@domain.com
a-sandro@domain.com
a-saraf1@domain.com
a-scbran@domain.com
a-seitz.i-birschel@domain.com
a-steinbrunner@domain.com
a-sz@domain.com
a-terrm@domain.com
a-thait@domain.com
a-thom@domain.com
a-timth@domain.com
a-w-tuning.list@domain.com
a.3@domain.com
a.4.16.142.60@domain.com
a._abdo@domain.com
a.a.course@domain.com
a.a.de.groot@domain.com
a.a.njie@domain.com
a.aad@domain.com
a.aarthi@domain.com
a.abdellahelhadj@domain.com
a.abida@domain.com
a.abkari@domain.com
a.adhamy@domain.com
a.aguila@domain.com
a.alina@domain.com
a.annegarn@domain.com
a.apaz@domain.com
a.arcuri@domain.com
a.arley@domain.com
a.armand@domain.com
a.armenta@domain.com
a.armin@domain.com
a.arvin@domain.com
a.asli@domain.com
a.atching@domain.com
a.atena@domain.com
a.baar@domain.com
a.bab@domain.com
a.bacci1@domain.com
a.balite@domain.com
a.barros@domain.com
a.bauditz@domain.com
a.baumgartner@domain.com
a.bayley@domain.com
a.beech@domain.com
a.beets@domain.com
a.beever@domain.com
a.behr@domain.com
a.bekker@domain.com
a.bell17@domain.com
a.benhayoune@domain.com
a.benningshof@domain.com
a.benny@domain.com
a.bergander@domain.com
a.bergvovlinde@domain.com
a.bernardhotel@domain.com
a.bernus@domain.com
a.berse@domain.com
a.bertani@domain.com
a.blumenschein@domain.com
a.breugel@domain.com
a.brownlee1@domain.com
a.budelot@domain.com
a.calis@domain.com
a.caramignoli@domain.com
a.carreles@domain.com
a.castro@domain.com
a.chagnon@domain.com
a.chambers1@domain.com
a.chandica@domain.com
a.coffin@domain.com
a.collazos@domain.com
a.coulson@domain.com
a.crusem@domain.com
a.curle@domain.com
a.d.skinner@domain.com
a.d.smith@domain.com
a.dahinten@domain.com
a.dahl@domain.com
a.danish@domain.com
a.darwindra@domain.com
a.deroquetaillade@domain.com
a.dietmar@domain.com
a.duma@domain.com
a.dzhelali@domain.com
a.espinoza_cw@unisys.com
a.ferrara@domain.com
a.frierson@domain.com
a.garbett@domain.com
a.geller1@domain.com
a.ghia@domain.com
a.gierkink@domain.com
a.gilliand@domain.com
a.golding-ross@domain.com
a.gosling@domain.com
a.greibus@domain.com
a.grosshaus@domain.com
a.guillaume@domain.com
a.harney@domain.com
a.harwood@domain.com
a.haskell@domain.com
a.hatzitolio@domain.com
a.hausotte@domain.com
a.hawkett@domain.com
a.heeres2@domain.com
a.heger@domain.com
a.heitzler@domain.com
a.helliwell@domain.com
a.hendriksen@domain.com
a.hermsdorf@domain.com
a.hernandez7@domain.com
a.hesselmann@domain.com
a.higbe@domain.com
a.higginsjud@domain.com
a.higuera@domain.com
a.hilbert@domain.com
a.hilpert@domain.com
a.i.warner@domain.com
a.illies@domain.com
a.illing@domain.com
a.ivantchik@domain.com
a.j.collins@domain.com
a.j.conway@domain.com
a.j.dideriksen@domain.com
a.j.hardy@domain.com
a.j.hartman@domain.com
a.j.heijdra@domain.com
a.j.laird@domain.com
a.j.lock@domain.com
a.j.m.f.van.eggermond@domain.com
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a.j.mcleay@domain.com
a.j.mturi@domain.com
a.j.nagle@domain.com
a.j.norman@domain.com
a.j.pack@domain.com
a.j.podchaski@domain.com
a.j.scotti@domain.com
a.j.seip@domain.com
a.j.tait@domain.com
a.j@domain.com
a.jackson-smale@domain.com
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a.missi@domain.com
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a.p.stuart@domain.com
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a.paez@domain.com
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a.preusse@domain.com
a.quinn1@domain.com
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a.r.khan@domain.com
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a.v.rods@domain.com
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a.veronica@domain.com
a.walby@domain.com
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a.zain@domain.com
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a0killer@domain.com
a0m0p@domain.com
a0n@domain.com
a0ri@domain.com
a1.fan@domain.com
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You get the idea.

These are messages that the users at “domain.com” will not see, because in all likelyhood, the spammers never hit any of their actual email addresses, but each of these messages were filtered and discarded by our system. If you happen to have your “Catch-All” set to forward all mail to your domain to your email address, then you get all of these.

The most common question, (after “Why do they do this?”) is “Why not just block where the messages are coming from?” It’s a good question. The answer is, they came from all over Europe. Computers in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, etc. There weren’t enough common sources to effectively block them. In addition, by the time we’ve accessed the log, determined there is a dictionary attack going on, and start tracking source addresses, they’ve hit us with thousands, or tens of thousands of messages, and have moved on. We also need to be careful in blocking addresses. May people receive mail from Europe. If we block an IP address from Europe that is trying to send real, wanted email, then their mail doesn’t go through.

We are looking for better methods to block dictionary attacks, but at the moment, the spam filters and mail servers are tasked with processing and filtering each of these messages.

— Smile Server Team

Not a Great Week

June 6, 2007 in Staff Blogs by admin  |  Comments Off on Not a Great Week

Somehow the “bad week” of last week has extended into a 10 day marathon of problems. Hopefully the DoS attack of this morning will put a close to an extraordinary number of unrelated and unforeseen problems that we’ve gone through this week. In a nutshell, we’ve seen equipment failures at our data center, fiber outages, routing problems, service attacks, and all the normal day to day problems thrown in for good measure.

While it may appear that we “point fingers” at our data center partners, they have been outstanding in managing issues that at first glance appear to be completely unmanageable. See their letter to customers for more on what went on last week, and just a bit of what they did to resolve it. We have seen shipments of additional equipment, revised emergency plans, additional routing, and plans for a better information and alert system for everyone using the center.

We realize that all the explanations in the world don’t keep your business running. We’re sorry to see a couple of our customers go, and we understand their decisions. We honestly feel that we are seeing real results, and will continue to see improvements to the systems we rely on to bring you the service we provide.

I’ve had more than a couple of people ask why we don’t just move. It took 2 months of planning and a month and a half of execution to get the servers into the facility without noticeable downtime, and to be honest, by the time we had planned the move, we’d be leaving one of the most prepared centers around, because once they’ve fixed all the problems, and put solutions, upgrades, backups to the backups, etc. in place, things tend to be smooth for a long time.

The Smile team hasn’t been as available for support as we normally are, and we apologize. The friendly emails, and encouragement are particularly helpful when the chips are down, thank you to those who sent them along. We take your service very seriously, and many of us take it very personally. We all have been working with our providers to make sure problems are resolved as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, please send them to us at our support or administration email addresses.

— Scott

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