spam from barterzone.co.nz

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Nathan Mercer, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 24, 2009
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  2. Nathan  Mercer

    Enkidu Guest

    Nathan Mercer wrote:
    >
    > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?
    >

    Not me.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    PS, how do I go about getting a Windows 7 tee shirt? MS has been evasive
    - "bla bla promotional material bla bla".

    CP

    --

    The Internet is interesting in that although the nicknames may change,
    the same old personalities show through.
     
    Enkidu, Nov 24, 2009
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  3. Nathan  Mercer

    EMB Guest

    Enkidu wrote:
    > Nathan Mercer wrote:
    > >
    >> anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?
    > >

    > Not me.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Cliff
    >
    > PS, how do I go about getting a Windows 7 tee shirt? MS has been evasive
    > - "bla bla promotional material bla bla".


    Make that an order for two - or otherwise[1] I'll wear a Solaris shirt
    to the next MSDN function I attend.

    [1] Not for the first time :)
     
    EMB, Nov 24, 2009
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  4. Nathan  Mercer

    Carnations Guest

    On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:

    > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?


    No. I haven't visited that site. And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
     
    Carnations, Nov 24, 2009
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  5. On Nov 24, 10:20 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan  Mercer wrote:
    > > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    >
    > No. I haven't visited that site.


    Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    today. Including an address that has never sent just received.
    My guess is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email
    addresses. Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and
    they definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me

    When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
    acquired my email address.

    >And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.


    what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 24, 2009
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  6. Nathan  Mercer

    Carnations Guest

    On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:34:03 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:

    > On Nov 24, 10:20 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan  Mercer wrote:
    >> > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    >>
    >> No. I haven't visited that site.

    >
    > Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    > today. Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
    > is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.


    That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised - especially if that mailbox only ever
    receives email - that means those whom you have given it to are compromised or your network
    connection is compromised, or your computer is compromised.

    Welcome to Microsoft's idea of paradise!


    > Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and they
    > definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me
    >
    > When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
    > acquired my email address.
    >
    >>And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

    >
    > what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


    Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
     
    Carnations, Nov 24, 2009
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  7. Nathan  Mercer

    Richard Guest

    Nathan Mercer wrote:
    > On Nov 24, 10:20 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:
    >>> anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    >> No. I haven't visited that site.

    >
    > Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    > today. Including an address that has never sent just received.
    > My guess is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email
    > addresses. Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and
    > they definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me
    >
    > When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
    > acquired my email address.
    >
    >> And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

    >
    > what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


    do a complaint with the DIA thru their service.

    They have handled one I have made about someone else spamming very well
    IMO. These things take time to resolve tho. I am looking foward to
    seeing an outcome tho.
     
    Richard, Nov 24, 2009
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  8. On Nov 24, 10:47 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    > >> > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    >
    > >> No. I haven't visited that site.

    >
    > > Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    > > today.  Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
    > > is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.

    >
    > That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised - especially if that mailbox only ever
    > receives email - that means those whom you have given it to are compromised or your network
    > connection is compromised, or your computer is compromised.


    I don't think it strongly suggests that, my PC is not comprised,
    nothing on my PC uses that address at all. But that email address is
    published on the web, as is my personal address that was also
    spammed. And then along comes Mr Harvester with a bright idea to do
    some Unsolicited Commercial Email

    anyway my point being that there is no way they could claim I emailed
    them and thats how they obtained it

    > Welcome to Microsoft's idea of paradise!
    >
    > > Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and they
    > > definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me

    >
    > > When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
    > > acquired my email address.

    >
    > >>And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

    >
    > > what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    >
    > Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.


    and running non Microsoft software helps me in this situation how?
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 24, 2009
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  9. Nathan  Mercer

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <5c12826e-5ce5-4729-a23a-62b92e90c528
    @h40g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, says...
    >
    > On Nov 24, 10:47 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    > > >> > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    > >
    > > >> No. I haven't visited that site.

    > >
    > > > Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    > > > today.  Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
    > > > is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.

    > >
    > > That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised - especially if that mailbox only ever
    > > receives email - that means those whom you have given it to are compromised or your network
    > > connection is compromised, or your computer is compromised.

    >
    > I don't think it strongly suggests that, my PC is not comprised,
    > nothing on my PC uses that address at all. But that email address is
    > published on the web, as is my personal address that was also
    > spammed. And then along comes Mr Harvester with a bright idea to do
    > some Unsolicited Commercial Email


    Kick your web designer's arse! :) Get those addys munged - javascript's
    my recommended way.

    And ignore the trolls :)

    --
    Duncan.
     
    Dave Doe, Nov 24, 2009
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  10. On Nov 24, 11:46 pm, Dave Doe <> wrote:
    > > > >> > anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?

    >
    > > > >> No. I haven't visited that site.

    >
    > > > > Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    > > > > today.  Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
    > > > > is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.

    >
    > > > That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised - especially if that mailbox only ever
    > > > receives email - that means those whom you have given it to are compromised or your network
    > > > connection is compromised, or your computer is compromised.

    >
    > > I don't think it strongly suggests that, my PC is not comprised,
    > > nothing on my PC uses that address at all.  But that email address is
    > > published on the web, as is my personal address that was also
    > > spammed.  And then along comes Mr Harvester with a bright idea to do
    > > some Unsolicited Commercial Email

    >
    > Kick your web designer's arse! :)  Get those addys munged - javascript's
    > my recommended way.


    if only that easy, its in PDFs that have been indexed, people have put
    newsletter copy that include that address up on other pages etc

    Put it this way, this is the first UCE that has made it through our
    filters and into my inbox for that address in the 3-4 years its
    existed. Not too bad

    > And ignore the trolls :)


    lol
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 24, 2009
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  11. Nathan  Mercer

    Carnations Guest

    On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:24:18 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:

    >> >>And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

    >>
    >> > what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    >>
    >> Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.

    >
    > and running non Microsoft software helps me in this situation how?


    By your computer not being compromised in the first place. Microsoft software is buggy with plenty of
    security holes - including those that have been brought to Microsoft's attention with nothing done about
    them!

    If you use Microsoft software you must use third party security software due to the fundamental inability
    of Microsoft to ensure its software is not susceptible to viruses, trojans, worms, and other vectors that
    work their way easily into Microsoft software.


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
     
    Carnations, Nov 24, 2009
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  12. Nathan  Mercer

    Enkidu Guest

    Carnations wrote:
    > On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:34:03 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:
    >
    >> On Nov 24, 10:20 pm, Carnations <> wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:
    >>>> anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?
    >>> No. I haven't visited that site.

    >> Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
    >> today. Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
    >> is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.

    >
    > That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised
    >

    Bollocks.
    >
    > - especially if that mailbox only ever receives email -
    >

    Nope, wrong so far.
    >
    > that means those whom you have given it to are compromised
    >

    True. This is the only reason that a 'receive only' mailbox is receiving
    spam, unless Nathan really is being watched by the CIA.
    >
    > or your network connection is compromised,
    >

    More bollocks, or at least, highly unlikely unless Nathan has attracted
    the attention of the CIA.
    >
    > or your computer is compromised.
    >

    It shows nothing of the sort.
    >
    > Welcome to Microsoft's idea of paradise!
    >

    It's a 'feature' of SMTP not the OS.
    >
    >> Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and they
    >> definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me
    >>
    >> When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
    >> acquired my email address.
    >>
    >>> And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

    >> what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    >
    > Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.
    >

    Easy enough to do without wiretapping Nathan's connection.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The Internet is interesting in that although the nicknames may change,
    the same old personalities show through.
     
    Enkidu, Nov 24, 2009
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