Am I being attacked?

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  • #606498
    mhewett604
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    I noticed today that I had over 1,000 emails and they all looked like bounce back emails with titles like:

    Out of Office AutoReply: Spam: If you’re in the US or anywhere else, join your new casino

    Out of Office AutoReply: Best offer in gambling history .

    Google Groups: No such group

    They all seem to come from my domain but I did not send them… So my question is, is some one attacking my site? are they tring to get my onto a blocked list?

    Any help would be great,
    Cheers.

    #756814
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Someone is sending out mail and spoofing your address as the sender.

    It is a very common thing today, happened to me a couple of times.

    #756817
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yes, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your email server is compromised, but I would search your website for files you didn’t put there anyway.

    #756818
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Look at the email headers to see where they were sent from (server IP) to start with. If its your server then you got issues, if not its just crap that happens.

    On a side note, blacklists and spam source services report the IP of open relays and spammers not the e-mail address so getting spoofed is not that harmful.

    #756831
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @allfreechips 148492 wrote:

    On a side note, blacklists and spam source services report the IP of open relays and spammers not the e-mail address so getting spoofed is not that harmful.

    That’s good to know. Thanks for the info! :hattip:

    #756836
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks for the information. I’ve had this problem for 2 years. Everyday I have to delete upto 2k of messages. 75% are junk spam and others are the standard [Mail Delivery Subsystem with the subject as Returned mail: see transcript for details].

    Yesterday Windows Live Messenger would popup with a link attached to a porn titled file and had my first name as the contact name. I tried to block the sender three times, but I continued to receive more pop-ups hourly so I closed the application. After a system check I noticed a windows upgrade that was almost 200 MB and took several hours to update that caused me some concern, but it was legit.

    Just to be sure I immediatly called my host to backup my portals and forum as well as change all passwords.

    #756845
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Do you have a catch all account or does the spammer spoof one of your actual addresses? If he tries randomizedgarbage@yourdomain.com switching the catch all off will greatly reduce the number of mailer daemon notifications.

    #756855
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Goldfinger,

    I think that I do, but it’s redirected to a yahoo account. I’m going to contact my host to discuss this while I’m thinking about it.

    Thanks very much.

    #756941
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Guys

    If any of you are using SEND STUDIO as an e-mail system, please contact me. We were successfully hacked through a flaw in the software 2 days ago, that allowed the guys doing it to send thousands of e-mails off our server, as well as download some information (lucky for us it was encrypted)…if anyone has the software on their server, please hit me up…I will not post the hack they used/more info for fear of giving anyone ideas…ditto for PMs…I will send you a fix for it and the issue, but not the hack…so any wanna-be hackers – don’t bother pretending you have the software…its not gonna happen

    Cheers
    Dave

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