These are the three e-mail addresses they have contacted me on so far.
messages came from a various bitmessage.ch addresses
# i wonder if they all have the same X-Originating-IP" or the ame
# X-Mailer sw which may imply the same script kiddie or the same
# "group" sending the "i hope they pay up wish list emails"
I wonder how much of this is due to language difficulties.
Imagine if all your abuse messages and lots of this often informal
(and formal) documentation was in Chinese or Russian.
<flame suit on>
i've always thought, since the 80's and 90's that the computers
( PCs, servers, routers ) managed by non-english speaking folks
and non-computer-geeks ( we seem to call them sys admins and
IT dept nowdays ) will be more susceptable to "take over"
by those that know how to hijack computers/routers w/o being noticed
given that every culture has their criminals ... there is a possibility
that the english speaking criminals are the ones using mis-configured
servers and routers for their benefit and purposes
side note, some folks are trying to make $$ with viagra and other meds
but, notice that most of that viagra/meds spam s!@#$ is gone
there are the email marketer non-nonsense ... probably the ones
controlling the zombie bots ( foreign PCs ) spewing out 25% of the
there are very specific attacks from old culture chinese, N koreans,
russians and other notorious groups ... etc
that are after certain info ( they may not be after $$$ since its
all gov't $$$ to start with ) .. something to protect against 24x7x365
i'd also worry about the well-known anonymous groups that can actualy
carry out the xxxGbps DDoS attacks and take out high profile targets
- they should be sending out their emails from
anonymous servers ...
- i doubt that google/yahoo could be considered "anonymous"
( non-traceable ) vs throw away temp emails
the nuisance ransoms from script kiddies probably will not
be able to followup, but one did hopefully take preventative
measures spending time and $$$ ... i think they're the ones
asking ( demanding ) for $20 to not the more reasonable
$$$ per specific DDoS multi-national or large local businesses