test of minder remailer

Gregory Hicks ghicks at cadence.com
Mon Aug 29 08:43:20 PDT 2005

> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 09:39:49 -0400
> From: "Trei, Peter" <ptrei at rsasecurity.com>
> It looks like the minder remailer is under attack - I've
> gotten about 20 messages with little or not content,
> and a small zip file attached.

Don't feel picked on.  I've noticed about 20/day...  About 220 since
Aug 19th.

Symptoms are:

A "Content-Type: application/x-compressed;" size of 0 or 8 bytes.
File, so far, is ALWAYS a .zip with names like "payment.zip",
"funny.zip", "account-details.zip", "test.zip"...  May have some text
designed to get you to open the .zip...

The message is supposed to be from your ISP complaining about your

Personally, I think it is a virus with a 'bug' because my virus
filters have caught about the same number with much larger payloads.

Gregory Hicks

> PT

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