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capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

Everyone I know with an iCloud mail account keeps getting this annoying Dr. Oz Diet spam at the same time.  This miscreant has obviously figured out how to spam the whole system.  Why can't Apple get this under control?  Is there a spam reporting tool in iCloud?

  • Wet Baloney Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I got about 20 of these this morning

  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

    That answers the question about a spam reporting tool.

  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

    It looks like someone found a way to exploit a vulnerability in the iCloud mail system.  Apple needs to fix the problem and go after that jerk.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    capaho wrote:

     

    It looks like someone found a way to exploit a vulnerability in the iCloud mail system.  Apple needs to fix the problem and go after that jerk.

    Not at all, it's more likely someones address book was compromised through something like facebook and everyone in their address book is being spammed.

  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

    Winston Churchill wrote:

     

    Not at all, it's more likely someones address book was compromised through something like facebook and everyone in their address book is being spammed.

    It's extremely unlikely that everyone who is receiving this Dr. Oz Diet spam has their iCloud address listed in someone's compromised Facebook account address book.  An examination of the mail headers suggests that someone has found a way to exploit a vulnerability in the iCloud system to spam the entire me.com domain from botnets.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    I'm of the opinion that spammers have somehow managed to gain a list of valid iCloud email addresses from Apple's servers.

     

    This spam came to my wife's iCloud account that she has NEVER used in any way. So the address exists nowhere in anybody's address book. It only exists as an account record in Apple's systems.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (38,150 points)

    I got hit with this as well.

  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

    Julian Wright wrote:

     

    I'm of the opinion that spammers have somehow managed to gain a list of valid iCloud email addresses from Apple's servers.

     

    This spam came to my wife's iCloud account that she has NEVER used in any way. So the address exists nowhere in anybody's address book. It only exists as an account record in Apple's systems.

    That's a disturbing possiblity, but it could be that an Apple server was cracked and that's how they obtained the addresses for their spam list.  I hope Apple is on top of this problem.

  • D M K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been getting this same spam for a couple months now.  I am very carefull with my @me.com mailbox address so I assume that I too am just unlucky here to be on the end of the Spamers who have managed to get a hold of my address.

  • D M K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found this online;

     

    Associated Email: vsyvwmmyke@zbaote.com     
    Associated User Account: Dr oz diet     
    IP: 193.34.144.193

    The ip address 193.34.144.193 has been recorded as a spammers ip. If you have had a member sign up with this address you may want to consider contacting them, and possibly banning them from your site.

     

     

    http://spam-ip.com/lookup-309806-193.34.144.193.html

  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)

    Read the mail headers each time you get one of these.  The originating IP is always different.  They're using botnets to target iCloud accounts and they're spamming addresses that weren't picked by the usual methods.  They've clearly gotten access to an area they shouldn't have access to.  It makes me worry about the overall security of the iCloud mail system.  This is more than a spammer merely using a list harvested from web sites or domain registration records.

  • Kaivi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, this is quite interesting. For almost 3 years I've had this account, I have never receieved any spam. And the only one which went through spam filters was this Dr. Oz Diet.

    Spammers are either getting pay a_freaking_lot, or somebody has ripped the iCloud e-mail database with ease.

    Also, could that be a botnet consisting of Macs?

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (38,150 points)

    Mine came from: jgrwdqhk@hotmail.com

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