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Re: WARNING: Whois mining operation (probably spam related).
- From: Scott Francis
- Date: Sun Feb 03 05:57:18 2002
On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 02:34:46AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> Starting about 6am eastern time, we began getting several hundred hits per
> second from IP address 220.127.116.11 to our WHOIS server.
> It appears that they were running a rather well endowed dictionary against
> the database.
> Beware - these are spammers (I know the address very well). Check your logs
> if you have any email servers or whois databases.
> This is a jerk from England who is a known fraudster.
[sfrancis@silverlight:~]$ whois -r 18.104.22.168
descr: Please forward abuse issues
descr: to email@example.com
If this guy is obviously spamming, or data mining in preparation for
spamming, it seems that blueyonder.co.uk could be contacted to have his
access yanked. Failing that, cableinet.net could be contacted to have
Of course, you may have already tried this and received little/no
Scott Francis darkuncle@ [home:] d a r k u n c l e . n e t
Systems/Network Manager sfrancis@ [work:] t o n o s . c o m
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