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From Gora Mohanty <g...@mimirtech.com>
Subject Re:
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:25:49 GMT
On 23 July 2013 21:52, Chris Hostetter <hossman_lucene@fucit.org> wrote:
>
>
> : Can anyone remove this spammer please?
>
> The recent influx is not confined to a single user, or a single list.  Nor
> is there a clear course of action just yet, since the senders in question
> are all legitimate subscribers who have been active members of the
> community.
>
> There is an open issue to track the recent surge and see if we can address
> this problem holisticly before resorting to forcibly unsubscribing
> legitimate list members based on messages spoofed on their behalf...
>
>    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6585
>
> ...interested parties should watch that issue, and/or post comments there
> with any concrete technical suggestions for addressing the problem.

Yes, this seems to be an across-the-board attack, and I am seeing
this on other mailing lists, and also in personal mail from known
friends. The modus operandi seems to be hacking (probably weak)
passwords for accounts on sites like Gmail and Yahoo offering email
addresses to people at large.

Have no immediate worthwhile suggestions on how best to deal with
this, but as Hoss says, it is worth bearing in mind that the people in
whose names the mail is being sent are also victims.

Regards,
Gora

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