The Spam Experiment

Monday, December 27, 2004

Newsgroup results

On December 23rd I posted ONE message to approximately 30 different Usenet newsgroups. This was the first time I had ever used that email address and it was a brand new domain name.

The VERY SAME DAY I received 2 email worms known as WORM.SWEN.A or as W32.SWEN.A.

On December 26th I received two more of the same worm.

I have not yet received any spam.

My educated guess is that someone with a compromised email program such as Outlook Express used this to reader to read one of the newsgroups I posted too.

However I haven't gotten any spam yet. through: 12/26/2004
Spams: 0
Email worms: 4

Usenet posting:
Spams: 0
Email worms: 4


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