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Re: WARNING: Whois mining operation (probably spam related).
- From: Stephen J. Wilcox
- Date: Sun Feb 03 06:37:01 2002
Blueyonder / Cableinet are both owned and ran by Telewest - a cable
company, its probably a cable modem customer...
On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Scott Francis wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 02:34:46AM -0600, email@example.com said:
> > Starting about 6am eastern time, we began getting several hundred hits per
> > second from IP address 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52
> descr: Please forward abuse issues
> descr: to firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> blueyonder.co.uk yanked.
> Of course, you may have already tried this and received little/no
> cooperation. *sigh*
Stephen J. Wilcox
IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom
Tel: 0161 222 2000
Fax: 0161 222 2008