Virus spam in the bug tracker
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:23:52 +0100 (CET)
- From: Francois Gouget <fgouget@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Virus spam in the bug tracker
This has been mentionned before but today I discovered that a lot of
Debian bugs have a bunch of spam emails on their tail end. What's worse,
these actually contain a virus in an attachment.
Do a web search for:
site:bugs.debian.org USPS delivery
site:bugs.debian.org UPS delivery
Since these date back to about 3 to 6 months ago I wonder if the
administrators missed them. I reported a few dozen of them but it looks
like something that administrators could cleanup much more efficiently
since all these spams are very similar (bug #854201 discusses
spamassassin rules to block them).
Essentially any email that contains the words "FedEX", "USPS" or "UPS",
and the word "delivery" and a zip or doc attachment contains a virus.
It also feels like this is the sort of email that could have been
trivially blocked with an anti-virus before ever reaching the BTS.
Francois Gouget <fgouget@xxxxxxx> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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