Author Topic: X-Ham Report - Spike in Bitcoin Extortion  (Read 664 times)

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X-Ham Report - Spike in Bitcoin Extortion
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:20:13 pm »
Anyone else here running their own servers?

I've got a spam protector on my mail server, called X-Ham Report. It's been detecting a lot of mail containing Bitcoin Extortion, but it let's them go through.

We all know it's stupid simple to spoof an email addy, and the extortion mails *look* like they're coming from me, so it lowers the scoring in X-Ham, and allows it to slip through. I could config it to give Bitcoin Extortion mails a higher score, but...

I've been viewing the message source, e.g. not opening them, and they're funny as hell.

They claim to have been watching me for months, and have decided to take control of my server, offering up the extortion letter, sent supposedly by myself, as proof that they're serious. And, I had better send $xxxx.xx USD in Bitcoins to them or else (pick your scenario - it varies).

Bwahahahahahahahaha!  They're aren't in control of jack shiz. :D

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced a spike in Bitcoin Extortion emails recently...