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Spam Outings, Round 4

Seems like educational institutions are in overdrive while the kids are off for winter break, presenting us with the scary proposition that it must be the faculty and staff who are responsible for these:

Louisiana State University
200 Computing Services Center
Baton Rouge, LA 0803

spammed us on Monday, 21 December 2009 - 6:44am, 7:14am and again at 7:27am via IP 130.39.247.251

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
14th and R
Lincoln, NE 68588

spammed us on Monday, 21 December 2009 - 6:59am and again at 7:13am via IP 129.93.205.138

Virginia State University
1 Hayden Street
Petersburg, VA 23806

spammed us on Monday, 21 December 2009 - 7:05am via IP 150.174.32.33

Again, these are not IPs that are labeled as dedicated to dorms or other "uncontrolled" computers that you could almost expect to be insecure. These are things like geothermal.lsu.edu, where you just might expect critical research data to be stored. Having them compromised potentially compromises the science done at these institutions.

And of all the businesses that spam this site, the ones I mainly feature are those who offer security services:

ScanSafe Inc.
185 Berry Street, Suite 4700
San Francisco, CA 94107

spammed us on Monday, 21 December 2009 - 7:19am via IP 72.37.244.20

If you've let them scan anything of yours, assume it's no longer safe.