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Security Developer’s Botnet Trolls Spammers Wasting their Time with Convincing but False Responses

Brian Weinreich a security developer has been watching and following spam mailers since 2-yrs with the help of a botnet which thrust ridiculous but convincing responses to the omnipresent Internet-based sales merchants.

Thoroughly explaining his work, Weinreich made one post to the 'Medium' sating that suppose he ate up the time that spammers spent in conducting their operations then their time for honing fresh spamming techniques would contract.

The renowned specialist on Web security assembled the botnet with which he wasted online spammers' precious time because they apparently sent him overwhelming unwanted sales proposals into his mailbox. Accordingly, Weinreich put up sixteen comic conversations wherein his botnet, which he named Sp@mlooper, effectively used up spammers' time within lengthy chats.

Also named MLooper, Weinreich's botnet is one service based on Ruby with certain Web-server hosting it. While obtainable on GitHub for free, the code opens any e-mail which is forwarded onto its address as well as places itself into the chat disguised as the victim.

Subsequently, a response from the code to the junk electronic mail includes directing the spammer to provide further information. Here according to Weinreich, the botnet's responses over the years were extremely generic. It, during the chats, mostly requested for additional details from the salesmen. Currently, Weinreich is sure of some good from his botnet so he has declared that anybody could access it via GitHub.

He says his mailbox is a holy area which spammers are dirtying all the time. Theregister.co.uk posted this September 26, 2016.

Bored of the incoming spam, Weinreich started utilizing random "hipster" words to work as his botnet's signature, which the spam mailers unsurprisingly missed noticing.

Weinreich made his botnet's responses more difficult via incorporating one hipster module that planted nonsensical phrases in an arbitrary series to stalk the spammers more-and-more. A few of them just ignored the "hipster" words while went on making their sales deals.

The spammers kept on replying, while the botnet kept on responding. This continuity prompted Weinreich to declare his botnet's availability for all. Weinreich says his botnet was even able to earn an USD50 rebate on certain software package.

» SPAMfighter News - 9/30/2016

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