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Watch out for phishers…

Pt 1034
Someone named/using “[email protected]” from IP 187.35.218.42 (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.

If you google for the IP you can see the following:

The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address 187.35.218.42 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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