RE: Phishing scam

Subject: RE: Phishing scam
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:39:34 -0600

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> I also don't use this address for anything else, but our email
> are
> displayed on the Techwr-l web archive. Easy pickings for spambots.

Actually, the From addresses are obscured/transmogrified in both the
archive interfaces that I know of ( and

Although I suspect that neither method is particularly hard for the
nefarious to defeat. :-}

Anyway, nowadays you can expect to get spam eventually at just about any
functioning email address, no matter how carefully you keep it secret.

I don't know the details, but some spammers seem to pick a known domain
and then use some kind of dictionary-style attack, generating user names
at that domain. If 95% of them aren't valid, what does the spammer care?


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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