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Hey all,

Looking for some input on what "you" would do in addition to what I am already doing. I am at wit's end and considering giving up on this one.  I seem to have landed on some spambot or persistent POS spammer's list on an email address that typically has had no spam sent to it or was successfully filtered by the provider.  Unfortunately this ordeal has burned up all of my Spamcop fuel.  I am reporting every spam email to Spamcop, UCE, ORA.FDA, ACMA, Phishing at US CERT, Phishing at Antiphishing org.  This attack is repetitive in content and seems to be repetitive in sources. What bothers me is sometimes I get auto-response from Spamcop stating ISP has taken care of the address but what is weird is it is usually dated the day or two before and I am reporting within seconds of getting it.  Is the spammer sending some sort of auto-response to Spamcop to trick it?

Below is hopefully enough of a list of tracking url's that might give someone with better experience to ascertain what steps I might take and see a pattern.

[Edited to add offenders at a glance]

These seem to be the major offenders over and over.

proxad[dot]net
cv[dot]net
nl[dot]leaseweb[dot]com
pratiksunucum[dot]com
primary[dot]net
dedibox[dot]fronline[dot]net
hostnit[dot]com
quadranet[dot]com
vpls[dot]comus[dot]leaseweb[dot]com
leaseweb[dot]de
multacom[dot]com
velia[dot]net
netmyne[dot]com
stackip[dot]net
he[dot]net
netbudur[dot]com
ikoula[dot]com
dacentec[dot]com
heg-us[dot]com
colocrossing[dot]com
psychz[dot]net
aknietteteeva[dot]gmail[dot]com

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Thanks in advance.

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520311z41fa0c960e85e844a30002d278ed6f9az
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520312z6ce0103f34a127b8f20ded2333c8d06az
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520313z8a760a7cd8dfb78366d954b0e4460973z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520314z66c0ec5b5300a4a5734ad34540c62f58z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520315zf3db2a8604dcf93f6007a32efad861b7z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520316zdbd95a02f7dfb85453517bbbe5c1e117z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520317z41c2e155668cb8b886f066a4874c6d00z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520318z253fb3c16c5537e73d18db3203070de1z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520319z1164ef6a60b17d090a142ccff880defaz
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520320z18000c74cc774082bb65d03342691fe8z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520321z2e7fa652d590841ded710d39b824bd9az
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520322zb0a2689b23f9d3c7384e782de1208e93z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520323z1c9c291593ff190f20a0b056f59a85faz
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520324z8a09b1f06b53160183624992abb3110cz
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520325z04094c2130063750649dd06968ce07ccz
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520326z5b3541758582127ae705892424c27e9bz
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520327zb78c4a1273c690a265e02f49d1426372z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520328z2bb0a9838d540a0df0ebd1b5a7fa5b39z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520329z6166255f0056dd0c0183cddcb85d5c08z
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520330z977931b5a816ec376b8d9d8e3faee0b6z

 

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

Hey all,

Looking for some input on what "you" would do in addition to what I am already doing. I am at wit's end and considering giving up on this one.  I seem to have landed on some spambot or persistent POS spammer's list on an email address that typically has had no spam sent to it or was successfully filtered by the provider.  Unfortunately this ordeal has burned up all of my Spamcop fuel.  I am reporting every spam email to Spamcop, UCE, ORA.FDA, ACMA, Phishing at US CERT, Phishing at Antiphishing org.  This attack is repetitive in content and seems to be repetitive in sources. What bothers me is sometimes I get auto-response from Spamcop stating ISP has taken care of the address but what is weird is it is usually dated the day or two before and I am reporting within seconds of getting it.  Is the spammer sending some sort of auto-response to Spamcop to trick it?

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520311z41fa0c960e85e844a30002d278ed6f9az
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520312z6ce0103f34a127b8f20ded2333c8d06az
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6566520330z977931b5a816ec376b8d9d8e3faee0b6z
looked at 3 all seem to be free webhosting sites worldwide
67.229.79.114  abusexvpls.com 1st reported on Submitted: 8/7/201
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: mailto:abuse[AT]namecheap.com
http://67.229.79.114

89.163.243.41 abusexmyloc.de  1st reported Submitted: 8/7/2019   
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: mailto:abuse[AT]namecheap.com
http://89.163.243.41 

62.210.76.243  abusexonline.net 1st reported Submitted: 8/18/2019
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: mailto:abuse[AT]namecheap.com
http://62.210.76.243   
"Please enter your email address below to unsbscribe from future mailings."
put in the appropriate abuse address, not yours if you must. this is a whack a mole reporting
By using different IP addresses the spammer is avoiding blacklisting, seems that spammer is flooding you from all their free sites
A good Website/registrar WhoIs ror windows
http://www.gena01.com/win32whois/ 

NameCheap are US  based so come under US law. Should have credit card details of criminal.
“Book 'em, Danno. Murder One.”

Edited by petzl

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On 8/17/2019 at 3:01 PM, petzl said:

NameCheap are US  based so come under US law

Petzl, Thank you for your input and recommended WIN program.

NameCheap has indicated to me that while they don't host the data for these domains and can't check the server logs for spam abuse from the 30 or so I sent them through Spamcop reports, they however have opened up a case with Spamhaus. Is that a good thing and have you seen positive results from that or is this a "pass the buck" kind of move? They told me to report directly to the hosts, but I am assuming that isn't working as Spamcop is doing that through the reporting process.  Out of the 30 I sent, only 5 domains showed up on the Spamhaus DBL list and according to NameCheap, that's what prompted them to open a case.

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10 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

They told me to report directly to the hosts, but I am assuming that isn't working as Spamcop is doing that through the reporting process.  Out of the 30 I sent, only 5 domains showed up on the Spamhaus DBL list and according to NameCheap, that's what prompted them to open a case.

Namecheap are the registrar all they have to do is change password access, seem spammer is using compromised accounts?  so would think they can disown them, Spamhaus is also evidence in reports.
NameCheap are the most abused by botnet spammers 
http://domainincite.com/22472-spamhaus-ranks-most-botted-tlds-and-registrars
Not good publicity for NameCheap so they may look into it?
Also report the host IP abuse (a few do something also use/report to the country CERT )
Also there is no need to use up SpamCop data just send as attachment from your email/Gmail account (mark as phishing) as attachment, much cheaper. for DDoS attack. put all addresses in the TO field. 
example  of what I put in email body to give you a heads-up show spamhaus link in your case (if one is given)
Namecheap are playing the fool noway they can't get a domain name from a IP address
Traceroute will/should do this
67.229.79.114 = http://palterer.org    abuse[AT]namecheap.com  

89.163.243.41  =  new.bedlamized.com   abuse[AT]namecheap.com

62.210.76.243  agmaa.net    abuse[AT]namecheap.com

botnet source - ddos
36.27.123.65  antispamXzjnoc.hz.zj.cn
see  
http://www.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi?ip=36.27.123.65


offending email forwarded also, can be read as text attachment with a text/ASCII editor like notepad or eml text reader

 

Edited by petzl

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20 hours ago, petzl said:

so would think they can disown them

I was able to have NameCheap shutdown 4 of the domains.  Small win I guess especially in looking at the article link you supplied.  4 shutdown of the 11K domains used to run spam bots on NameCheap. Damn not a very good winning percentage. The big problem is what you alluded to.  They keep changing the IP's and so therefore avoiding any kind of blacklisting.  NameCheap won't act on it unless Spamhaus has them listed.  I guess I am the only person in the world reporting these guys.  In looking at AbuseAT they are squeaky clean. I can't believe when looking up these domain names, domain IP's and hosting Ip's on the Talos Reputation page there appears to be no trouble for them. Too weird.

 

20 hours ago, petzl said:

Also report the host IP abuse (a few do something also use/report to the country CERT )

Since 90% of the IP's identified by reporting to SpamCop are US based providers, I am also sending to phishing-report at us-cert gov.  Not sure if I need others?  In looking at the First List how do you know who to send to in other countries and are there any addresses to forward to? I don't see any abuse addresses only team contacts. Probably not looking in the right spot.

 

20 hours ago, petzl said:

Also there is no need to use up SpamCop data just send as attachment from your email/Gmail account (mark as phishing) as attachment, much cheaper. for DDoS attack. put all addresses in the TO field. 

You lost me on this one. Send to who, the Registrar, Host or Cert? And for DDOS attack? Is this what I am getting with a spambot. Or is that more of a server that's getting it not my home network?  What addresses are you putting in the TO field. Domain Addresses or Host IP's?

 

20 hours ago, petzl said:

Namecheap are playing the fool noway they can't get a domain name from a IP address

NameCheap actually looked at all my SpamCop reports and converted the IP's to Domain names.  So they appear to be playing nice.

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8 hours ago, nhraj700 said:
On 8/20/2019 at 6:08 AM, petzl said:

Also there is no need to use up SpamCop data just send as attachment from your email/Gmail account (mark as phishing) as attachment, much cheaper. for DDoS attack. put all addresses in the TO field. 

You lost me on this one. Send to who, the Registrar, Host or Cert? And for DDOS attack? Is this what I am getting with a spambot. Or is that more of a server that's getting it not my home network?  What addresses are you putting in the TO field. Domain Addresses or Host IP's?

 look at a SpamCop report, it will list what IP address it came from and a "key word" to look for, I use Opera web browser and "Ctrl + F" put a search bar on top, put/paste this keyword into it and you should easily see the offending IP, more importantly the server name picking it up. KEYWORD to use in future searches. "win32whois" will give the abuse addresses to post to. include the US cert and who ever. ""
Best to do this from your Gmail web page, after opening email, click options "3 vertical dots" (top right) then select "Show original" a new page/tab will open showing you the IP 
"SPF:    PASS with IP 111.111.111.111 Learn more"
under that it will give the domain name
"DKIM:    'PASS' with domain emails.XXXXXXX Learn more"
Depending on spam you "forward as attachment" to (Always in the "To" field)  abuse desks government agencies.
this means you are telling recipients who is getting reports maybe raising your priority. 
put these abuse contacts in your address book or on notepad to copy/paste later, "phishing-report at us-cert gov" sounds good but most if not all Gov agencies sit on their elbows because they can't find their ass's, but looks threatening to abuse desks and you may get lucky and them VERY unlucky
Seems to me Namecheap are saying they are bring domains down,  don't forget to check though.
http://67.229.79.114  is still up?

Edited by petzl

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3 hours ago, petzl said:

I just did an experiment.  I just happened to send in a report to US Cert, Spamcop, US Phishing and Anti-phishing org and the report came back from Spamcop stating that...

Routing details for 67 229 173 51
[refresh/show] Cached whois for 67 229 173 51 : abuse vpls com
Using abuse net on abuse vpls com
No abuse net record for vpls com
Using best contacts abuse vpls com

ISP has indicated spam will cease; ISP resolved this issue sometime after 8/19/2019, 5:25:56 PM -0700

Message is 1 hours old

What's weird is how did I get a fresh spam if VPLS fixed it?  Anyhow, so I sent that particular spamcop report link and the offending domain name (redipping com) and IP to NameCheap and again created another ticket. I said to them look, VPLS admits this is spam so why don't you take care of this registrant.  Maybe they'll move on it without having this domain on a SpamHaus blocking list. Fun Times!!

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20 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

67 229 173 51

is out of action I checked, possible for servers to scan outgoing email?
Also in Gmails webmail click spam for "report phishing" in options after opening email.
Gmail will block from domains as opposed to blocking IP's
if enough phishing hits

just checked again, Thursday 22/08, it's back-up!
http://67.229.173.51
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:  mailto:abuse@namecheap.com
 

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On 8/20/2019 at 6:39 PM, petzl said:

just checked again, Thursday 22/08, it's back-up!
http://67.229.173.51
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:  mailto:abuse@namecheap.com

NameCheap won't do anything until Spamhaus does.  Wished the average user could contact Spamhaus as whatever methods they use don't pick up on this attack.

Is Dakota Green the spammer?

https://whois.domaintools.com/redipping.com

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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

NameCheap won't do anything until Spamhaus does.  Wished the average user could contact Spamhaus as whatever methods they use don't pick up on this attack.

Is Dakota Green the spammer?

https://whois.domaintools.com/redipping.com

Seems to me Namecheap are "shining" on you
Spamhaus does list domains surprised namecheap are not on it?
Namecheap don't like negative publicity

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Is Dakota Green the spammer?

Bodgie, worthless , inferior; false. name address? probably email as well, try forward as attachment spammers spam to "green1.dakotaATgmail.com", if proven fake (bounces) you can try ICANN to deregister Namecheap for non-compliance.. Registrars are supposed to confirm accuracy? 
All domain sites contact information has to be true and accurate.
SpamCop was once deregistered when it changed its fax number and neglected to update this. Joker.com did not support spammers
This was during the "spam wars" where $$new blocklist opportunists$$ attacked SpamCop because of it's success and were dobbed in by competitor/s ASAP fax number was noticed changed.
Namecheap seems to have security issues this is a reply in comments from article about Namecheap.
Credit Card info stolen (last purchase: Namecheap)My last purchase was a DNS certificate through NameCheap. 24 hours later: $1,000 of fraud coming through on that card. Anyone else here having any issues?

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On 9/4/2019 at 6:08 AM, petzl said:

you can block domain spam wiyh google not sure if iy goes to spam folder though?

Looks like you have to have Google G Suite which is intended for Admin's running an email group for Companies, Schools and other groups. About all I can do is block addresses which go to spam folder.

On another note I have been able to have about a dozen domains suspended, however the spammers quickly react by creating/using other ones.

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7 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

Looks like you have to have Google G Suite which is intended for Admin's running an email group for Companies, Schools and other groups. About all I can do is block addresses which go to spam folder.

On another note I have been able to have about a dozen domains suspended, however the spammers quickly react by creating/using other ones.

I  have a suspicion that Namecheap are behind the SpamCop forum spam flood also
Namecheap seem to be run by "Igor Efimenko" from the Ukraine 
 

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