Spam Outings, Round 11
Compromised educational institutions have become both a staple and tiresome:
University of Hawaii Community College System
UH Computing Center 2565 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
spammed us on Monday, 8 February 2010 - 7:15pm and Wednesday, 17 February 2010 - 12:07pm via IP 126.96.36.199
Zhejiang University Of Technology
Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310014
spammed us on Thursday, 11 February 2010 - 1:22pm via IP 188.8.131.52
Texas A&M University
Networking & Information Security
College Station, TX 77843-3472
spammed us on Friday, 19 February 2010 - 7:54am via IP 184.108.40.206
Moscow State University
Main building, Room 1012
spammed us on Saturday, 20 February 2010 - 1:16pm via IP 220.127.116.11
New Mexico State University
Box 30001 MSC 3AT
Las Cruces, NM 88003
spammed us on Saturday, 20 February 2010 - 4:24pm via IP 18.104.22.168
And color me surprised that it took this long, but now we have some religious institutions who can't shepherd their servers. They'll claim to save your soul, but your money and identity are probably in the hands of thieves:
TMNET IP Administrators
TM Annexe 1,
Jalan Pantai Baru,
50672 Kuala Lumpur.
spammed us on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 - 2:50pm via IP 22.214.171.124
That's a generic IP owner, but it resolves to smtp.ibfim.com, or the mail server for the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute. I again sit amazed that botnets take over these sorts of critical servers, yet squander their ripe position by using them to openly spam low-grade blogs with low-grade drug links.
Family Stations Inc.
290 Hegenberger Road
OAKLAND, CA 94621
spammed us on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 - 6:05am via IP 126.96.36.199
For your reference, that resolves to fsiinternet.familyradio.org. Family Radio bills itself as "A Worldwide Christian Ministry". And because nothing says a happy and loving Christian family like death threats, they've set aside 21 May 2011 as the end of the world.