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Scam e-mail

TTman
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Scam e-mail

I have just received this e-mail from Abusix

Hello,

 

Over the last 24 hour period our traps have detected 1 potentially compromised accounts on your domain.

 

Attached is a CSV file containing the username, first five characters of the SHA-1 hash calculated from the password that was used,  the IP address that attempted the login and the UNIX timestamp of the attempt.

 

We only send notices for usernames that we have not seen previously, this is to reduce the amount of unnecessary noise and to hopefully increase  the usefulness of these reports to you.

 

This data is collected by observing hosts abusing our traps and sending SMTP AUTH credentials to external domains (like yours).  Note that we do not store usernames and passwords, just the usernames.

 

We have also sent a copy of this report to the Abuse Contact(s) determined by looking up the IP addresses that your MX record(s) point to in our Abuse Contact DB, this is under the presumption that whatever service handles the inbound mail for your domain probably also handles the outbound mail, as a compromised account will potentially impact them too.

 

This is an experimental free service powered by Abusix Mail Intelligence and may be revised or teminated at any time.   We're committed to help prevent and clean-up abuse on the internet and we're always interested in hearing your feeback on this service.

 

You can find more details and frequently asked questions about our reports here.

 

This data is provided under this license and is generated daily at midnight GMT.

 

If you'd prefer not to receive these reports, you can opt-out here.

 

with an attachment I have not opened the attachment.

Anyone know if this is a scam !!!!!

I know that my e-mail address is on black web list from dashline but is not causing any problems but all my passwords are secure generates by dashline but email has been used in USA and New Zealand to open accounts. The e-mail account was stolen off watts ap.

Any thoughts welcomeSmiley

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jab1
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Re: Scam e-mail

Dunno, @TTman - plenty of Google hits if you ask it, but I've never heard of them before.

John
RobPN
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Re: Scam e-mail

Another 'dunno' here @TTman , but if you follow the links in your OP they go to what seems like a genuine site (complete with 'chat' facility).

jab1
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Re: Scam e-mail

They are also listed in Wiki, so unless that listing is also fake........

John