[Mailman-Users] Unauthorized Access to APPL Mailing list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Sep 5 18:33:26 CEST 2004

Nancy Kotz wrote:
>APPL uses Jaguar PC as our web host and we have 2 mailing lists set up
>through their service. We use 1 of those mailing list for our electronic
>newsletter. When the newsletter went out today I received a call that when
>it was forward to several other people by one of our subscribers those that
>received the forward also received an unauthorized attachment that was
>pornographic in nature.

If the only people who received the attachment were those that received
the forward, it would seem to be an issue for the person who forwarded
the post. There's no way that any person or list management software
can control what a recipient might attach to a received e-mail and
forward on.

>Needless to say we are very upset by this incident. I did notice that on the
>public html page when I chose to view the mailing lists for APPL.ORG, there
>was an unauthorized list and none of our real lists were there. That
>unauthorized list is
>Immagina_percorsiumanisti.net. When I clicked on that list the public html
>was all in Spanish. Fortunately, when I did the same thing from the password
>protected administrative page, our real mailing lists were there.

This would seem to be an issue for Jaguar PC. It appears that someone
may have hijacked their server.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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