[pydotorg-www] highly suspicious inbound link from your website - please explain

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Aug 1 14:26:21 CEST 2011

On 1 Aug 2011, at 13:24, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> Can someone from the website team take a look at this?  I'm not sure what a
> chm file even is.  When I tried to visit that URL it killed the Chrome
> process running the tab.

A chm file is a Windows help file and that link is bogus. I'm pretty sure this is spam to get us to visit rentscouter.com.

Michael Foord

> Thanks,
> Skip
>>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Hoppe <joe at rentscouter.com> writes:
>    Joe> Hello,
>    Joe> I have been having major reputation issues with my website and recent forensic
>    Joe> research has revealed the following link(s) from your website:
>    Joe> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.4/python24.chm?com=guestbook&lang=ru&page
>    Joe> =2690
>    Joe> Utilizing the following anchor text:
>    Joe> aciaman
>    Joe> Can you please explain this inbound link to my website www.rentscouter.com?
>    Joe> I would be especially interested if you could tell me when this link was
>    Joe> created and who created it as I try and determine what is happening to my site
>    Joe> with these potentially malicious links.
>    Joe> I would appreciate it if any such links were immediately removed from your
>    Joe> website.
>    Joe> I thank you for taking the time help me in this manner and keeping your own
>    Joe> website clean and safe.
>    Joe> Kind regards,
>    Joe> Joe Hoppe
>    Joe> www.rentscouter.com
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