Suspicious New Form of Spam
In the last few months I’ve gotten some very strange emails. Obviously these emails are spam… but they are meticulously crafted to appear as a legitimate exchange with no spamminess whatsoever. Observe the attention to detail:
The emails are designed in the form of an exchange about some partnership and event with insufficient detail to identify it. The emails are sent 15-60 minutes apart. They both originate from the same SMTP server, but they are routed completely differently. The headers are also carefully designed to indicate different email clients.
Normally I would just mark these spam and be done with it, but the curious thing is that there is no spam hook here, no identifiable URL, product, brand, stock, or entity of any kind. The only thing that comes closethe inscrutable acronym CLAGSis not dominated by any notable organization.
So what’s the deal?