[Snort-users] Nice formmail.pl probes

Todd todd at ...5165...
Thu Feb 28 13:45:42 EST 2002


Actually, it may be that your formail.pl script is being used as a spam 
relay and the bounced messages that you are seeing are from AOL
relating to invalid receipients...

- Todd

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Chris Green wrote:

> Jim Forster <jforster at ...176...> writes:
> 
> > Anyone else seeing a formmail.pl search script running around your
> > websites? 
> 
> It's right behind cmd.exe on things people try to access.  There are
> tons of spam programs that will take advantage of it. 
> 
> > I was hit with it from users of pacbell.net, kscable.com,
> > BFLO.splitrock.net, shreveport.la.da.uu.net, and tc.ph.cox.net last
> > night, over 3 different class C's.  The subject was either "w00t
> > x.com" or "www.x.com" (x being the domain it hit) going out to their
> > addresses.  (nice their script left me contact info anyway) ;) I'm
> > guesing worm, as 90% of the 'send to' addresses were the same AOL
> > user - the other 10% were other AOL usernames.  
> 
> Not a worm, its people excited they can MAKE FUNNY FAST.  ( I would
> have said money but I'm sick of getting bounces back to the
> list/myself on stupid mail filters )
> 
> Aol accounts are just disposable
> -- 
> Chris Green <cmg at ...671...>
> I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
>      -- Groucho Marx
> 
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