Dreamhost is under DDoS Attack

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NOTE:
Earlier, we were unable to published the post here because at its current incarnation, 37prime is hosted by Dreamhost. We posted one at our WordPress.com-hosted blog.

From @Dreamhost:

“Our engineers have identified the cause of the DNS degradation as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. dreamhoststatus.com

Dreamhost is currently in the news as the Department of Justice “demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses” for a site hosted by the company.

Wordfence chimed in:

The DDoS appears to be unrelated to the DoJ request above. It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline. The website came online today and is hosted at Dreamhost.

We will closely follow this news.

Pump-and-Dump Scammer is still at it.

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Within the last 150 minutes, our spam filter caught more than 40 Pump-and-Dump email spam; the same ones from April 11, 2017.

Pump-and-Dump email spam typically comes in waves with randomly generated sender names. It is really easy to spot as it promises the potential collaborating-victim a quick scheme to make money. Based on our statistics, the scammer sends the email spam with two different subject lines and contents each day. If you happened to receive this kind of email spam, you would see multiple emails from different senders with the same exact subject line and content. They are really easy to spot.

You can help fighting the spammer by using services such as SpamCop.net.

Seems Legit: App Store Support Spam

Yet another round of spam purporting from “App Store Support” or “App Store Team”, complete with graphics directly linked from Apple’s own server.

Based on a few reports, this type of spam started making the round on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Anecdotally, all the reports come from users with mac.com emails.

Should you be getting this type of spam in your iCloud email, please forward the email as attachment to spam@icloud.com

App Store Support Spam

App Store Team Spam