Someone named/using “firstname.lastname@example.org” from IP 22.214.171.124 (Brazil) is spamming random emails addresses claiming to be “Adafruit support” – this is a pretty common spam/scam tactic (called Phishing). Usually we get these from “Chase Bank” and “Amazon” – and now we see an Adafruit one, we must be popular! Anyway, be advised and vigilant. Adafruit does not spam, harvest or email customers, ever. We sent a note to the company with SMTP server/user (may be forged headers or zombie computer) they emailed back and they’re looking in to it now.
The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address 126.96.36.199 that is consistent with that of a Mail Server and Dictionary Attacker.
Update: Jon from realise.com says:
Looks like spoofed headers, rather than compromise of our mail servers, as the origin of the email is not one of our systems. As you can probably imagine, there’s not a lot we can do about this. Unfortunate, but hopefully it’s a one off.
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