Overview of spam from Gmc.com.au
15 Feb 2006
Note: Automated spam monitoring stopped several years
ago. These web pages are maintained for historical reasons. Some
may be updated from time to time as news about the individual sites
No spam today
General information about Gmc.com.au
Added 23 June 1998 due to excessive porn spam in
Alt.sexual.abuse.recovery. Spams are posted using forged
code that causes a browser to pop up opened to the porn site. Imagine the
distress this would cause someone reading alt.sexual.abuse.recovery. Imagine
the embarassment if this were to happen at work.
One sample spam is shown below.
Connectivity provided by Telstra.
Spammer is currently (30 June 1998) using Telstra for spamming.
Whois indicates that Gmc.com.au is
Global Medical Central
102 Philip St
Adelaide 5000 SA.
Contact: Kieran Mccarthy, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Holden Hill Music
610-612 North East Road Holden Hill SA, AU.
Phone: +61 8 363 3789, fax-no: +61 8 363 4115.
GMC's own web page identifies them as "Global Mega Connect".
Sample spam from gmc.com.au
Subject: 1999 -No Guilt Generation,
Organization: Your Organization
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="PART_BOUNDARY_ZZGORQKWHD"
Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 00:09:38 GMT
X-Trace: vic.nntp.telstra.net 912902978 188.8.131.52 (Sun, 06 Dec 1998
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 11:09:38 EST
Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii; name="test.html"
Content-Disposition: inline; filename="test.html"
B = open("http://gmc.com.au/sexplosion/")
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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A complete history may also be available.
- Only a small subset of usenet (261 groups) was sampled. Only
articles that hadn't been cancelled yet were counted. Actual
spam may have been much greater.
- Heuristics that detect single-posted articles are, by their very
nature, somewhat shaky. Innocent articles may be tagged as spam
because they share certain characteristics or keywords with
actual spam. In particular, a posted spam complaint that includes
the spam in its entirety will very often be identified as spam.
- Some posts may be forgeries intended to look like they came
- The first entry in the history file is not used to compute peak
or average spam counts, as this entry covers an unknown number of days.
This may cause an apparent disreprency between spam totals and spam
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