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Processing the largest list of data ever seen in @haveibeenpwned courtesy of a nasty spambot. I'm in there, you probably are too.
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) August 28, 2017
Troy Said : Last week I was contacted by someone alerting me to the presence of a spam list. A big one. That’s a bit of a relative term though because whilst I’ve loaded “big” spam lists into Have I been pwned (HIBP) before, the largest to date has been a mere 393m records and belonged to River City Media. The one I’m writing about today is 711m records which makes it the largest single set of data I’ve ever loaded into HIBP. Just for a sense of scale, that’s almost one address for every single man, woman, and child in all of Europe. This blog post explains everything I know about it.
Firstly, the guy who contacted me is Benkow moʞuƎq and he’s done some really interesting malware and spambot analysis in the past. During our communication over the last week, I had a read of his piece on Spambot safari #2 – Online Mail System which is a good example of the sort of work he’s been doing (it’s also a good example of how dodgy some of this spammer code is!) He went on to explain how he’d located a machine used by the “Onliner Spambot” and pointed me to a path on an IP address with directory listing enabled .
The data was harvested by a machine known only as “Onliner Spambot”, which pointed Hunt and Benkow to an IP address listed in the Netherlands, though Hunt stresses that he won’t publish this bit for fear of spreading the data further.
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