Spamming once again, this time through the anonymous Huipputarjous.biz who have managed to obtain services from Elastic Email. Going steadily towards the lowest end of bottom feeding spam service providers. (This is not aimed at Elastic; rather Huipputarjous.biz and all of the other anonymous “all the businesses in the YTJ must have participated in an online competition that nobody has heard of and only started last week” spammers.)
Spamming from 220.127.116.11/25.
A customer of online roleplaying/gaming web market DriveThruRPG, Wizards of the Coast, is emailing a spamtrap in my collection. A single bulk email to a repurposed spamtrap is not in itself a huge problem, but it is a sign that a list needs attention. Since a botnet spammer has also been emailing spamtraps with forged email addresses @drivethrurpg.com, I wanted to be sure that DriveThruRPG and its ESP, MailChimp’s transactional email service Mandrill, knew that a DriveThruRPG customer also has a spamtrap on its list.
A unidentifiable investment solicitation spammer using an anonymous free GMail address (
email@example.com) just emailed to a purchased or email appended list. The list includes two role accounts originally scraped from a website and Whois. I registered the domain for those accounts in the 1990s, and am the only registered owner that domain has ever had. Neither spammed email address *ever* sent email to anybody; they only received email. The ESP was YourMailingListProvider.
I’ve only just received a spam from [18.104.22.168] to an address that has to be harvested from the web pages of the company. I did a little looking up and it turns out that the spammer is Martin Anderson, of the Estonian company All-Tec Services OÜ, who is already familiar to the local spamhound.
Verizon, one of the largest telecommunication companies in America, has sent email to several of my spamtraps in the past few weeks. These emails solicit the business of companies that are not associated with those spamtraps, but whose company names might plausibly belong to the email addresses that received the spam. No ESP was involved; Verizon sent this email from their own IPs.