1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1 billigion spam message cought

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by iglow, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,081
    Likes Received:
    856
    Home Page:
    http://www.projecthoneypot.org/1_billionth_spam_message_stats.php
    s Served

    Our 1 Billionth Spam Message

    PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 15, 2009


    On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 06:20 (GMT) Project Honey Pot received its billionth email spam message. The message, a picture of which is displayed below, was a United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phishing scam. The spam email was sent by a bot running on a compromised machine in India (122.167.68.1). The spamtrap address to which the message was sent was originally harvested on November 4, 2007 by a particularly nasty harvester (74.53.249.34) that is responsible for 53,022,293 other spam messages that have been received by Project Honey Pot.
     
  2. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    3,475
    Occupation:
    Thai Boxer
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Cought? Billigion?
     
  3. welshman

    welshman Power Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    190
    Mouth must be stuck from eating all that honey!
     
  4. ExtremeSEO

    ExtremeSEO BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    394
    wow---insane!
     
  5. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    648
    Occupation:
    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
    Location:
    In your mind.
    Come on now i know you can read, that's more than a milligion.
     
  6. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,242
    Likes Received:
    7,872
    Cought? Billigion?
    Not a wonder why they're hitting the spam box then.
     
  7. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    1,774
    Occupation:
    This... AND MORE!! :D
    Location:
    Texas
    so i see this is a great honey pot it counts spam and does.....what?
     
  8. Mysticman

    Mysticman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    41
    Occupation:
    BH wannabe
    Location:
    The old world
    Yeah, what's the purpose of that honey pot? :confused:
     
  9. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    1,774
    Occupation:
    This... AND MORE!! :D
    Location:
    Texas
    I think its for winnie the pooh.... oh and tigger too.. LMAO
     
  10. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    101
    how do you think messages end up in your spambox? magic?

    bait email addy's are put on the web where its likely a spambot would find them. spambot harvests the email addy, and later the spammer sends them their crap. since the only intention of the email addy is to catch people who harvest emails, the sender gets blacklisted and future emails get labeled as spam.

    soooo honey pot = email address put out there to catch spam bots who harvest emails.
     
  11. security

    security Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    54
    Occupation:
    Marketing & Technological Consultant.
    Location:
    Miami, FL.
    I wonder what its up to now.. I really wonder why BHW took out the Email marketing forum.