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Re: WARNING: Whois mining operation (probably spam related).

  • From: Tony Rowley
  • Date: Sun Feb 03 07:02:24 2002


On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Scott Francis wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 02:34:46AM -0600, nanog@adns.net said:
> > 
> > Starting about 6am eastern time, we began getting several hundred hits per
> > second from IP address 195.188.22.6 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 195.188.22.6
> <snip>
> descr:        Please forward abuse issues
> descr:        to abuse@blueyonder.co.uk
> <snip>
> ====
> 
> http://help.blueyonder.co.uk/rules/aup.html
> 
> 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*

 Good luck dealing with blueyonder - they won't accept complaints sent by
means other than their webform.

_____________________________________________________________________________
Tony Rowley rowley@netaxs.com |"No oath, no pledge, no vow greater than
  Netaxs Internet Services    |         this: to never give up."
    Philadelphia PA USA       |            - Kevin Smith






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