[Esd-l] DNSBL? (was: Re: Weird thing about the Swen worm)

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Tue Sep 23 16:55:59 PDT 2003

At 01:21 PM 9/21/2003, Jeffrey H. Johnson wrote:

>What's probably happening is that your e-mail address was chosen by the
>worm and a copy of it was sent to everyone in the address book, so broken
>or misconfigured MTA's are sending the bounce, complete with attachment,
>back to you, as the "Sender".  

No, these are original copies of the worm. I'm getting a small amount of
the backscatter you mention, but also an astonishing number of copies sent 
directly to me. Hundreds a day, just to my one address.


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