2009-07-01 A spammer on the block named Facebook. A ... 10 years ago
A spammer on the block named Facebook. And I'm not talking about spamming in facebook, I'm talking about spam from facebook in my mailbox, disguised as an 'invitation'. From the e-mail:I set up a Facebook profile where I can post my pictures, videos and events and I want to add you as a friend so you can see it. First, you need to join Facebook! Once you join, you can also create your own profile.Some French-language website (on facebook? redirecting somewhere else? I have to register with facebook to find out: no way). And, at the bottom:
PREMIER SITE DE RENCONTRE 100% GRATUIT. chat,envoie de mails,inscription,photos, envoie de vos coordonnées personnel aux autres membres .......tous les services sont GRATUITS sur notre site de email@example.com was invited to join Facebook by Azza Ava. If you do not wish to receive this type of email from Facebook in the future, please click on the link below to unsubscribe.That e-mail address points at a role-account here (and given the fact that the @ruu.nl version is used means a really old spammer list is used too). So it has never been subscribed to anything from Facebook. No need to unsubscribe, this is pure spam. According to whois for the sender-IP:NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 CIDR: 184.108.40.206/20 OriginAS: AS32934 NetName: TFBNET2 NetHandle: NET-69-63-176-0-1 Parent: NET-69-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS04.SF2P.TFBNW.NET NameServer: DNS05.SF2P.TFBNW.NET Comment: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with issues. RegDate: 2007-02-07 Updated: 2009-03-04I am not fully convinced their abuse department is going to change their system not to annoy random e-mail accounts with invitation-spam. Time to notify uplink providers too that there is a spammer in the house.
Update: the nice autoreply from abuse at facebook tells me all about privacy on facebook and stuff like that. Bzzzzt, wrong answer! I'm from the non-facebook world and I don't want your invitations. I'll discuss this with your uplink providers. They have the wire-cutters to really deal with the problem.
Update^2: According to the facebook abuse department the mail was faked and not really from facebook. I disagree: the headers show an outgoing facebook mail server.