Spamhaus Joe Job Spam
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Anti-spam group, Spamhaus has again become the victim of a spammer revenge attack.
Spammers have recently sent out messages that advertise the services of Spamhaus, apparently in a rather lame attempt to discredit the organization. Obviously, Spamhaus, is NOT sending the messages. The spammers apparently think that they may be able to sully the good reputation of Spamhaus by making some recipients believe that the organization is itself guilty of spamming.
This is not the first time that Spamhaus has been targeted. According to information on the Spamhaus website:
A common practice of spammers is to send out spam which fraudulently pretends to be sent 'by' anti-spam organizations such as Spamhaus. Spammers hope that some internet users may fall for the ruse and complain to the anti-spam organization. Nobody ever does, as Internet users see the paradox of an anti-spam organization 'spamming' them and realize the obvious: only spammers send spam, therefore this spam was obviously sent by a spammer angry at Spamhaus.
These attacks are not likely to fool many people. In fact, such incidents prove that groups like Spamhaus are actually making headway in the endless fight against spammers. If the spammers are trying to launch counter-attacks against Spamhause, the organization must be kicking them where it hurts.
An example of the Joe Job message:
posted by Brett Christensen @ 12:35 PM,