Potentially Dangerous Site
I received this email on Friday 01 June 2007 at 13:41 GMT:
Dear bloghub member,
Many have asked about uploading their site photo to your listing
at bloghub.com .
As of today, we have finally fixed the upload photo problem.
Login to your account @ bloghub.com and upload your photo if you have not do so.
Some secret to share with you.
Lsting with a photo get twice more traffic than one without any photo.
We hope your blog will get more traffic from our directory.
Have a nice weekend.
Btw, join me and other fellow members at our public forum at www.bloggerhub.com . See you there.
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I thought it suspicious as I have never registered with this site.
When I clicked on the link to the site the error above was reported by McAfee. I did not of course allow the script to run. I would also advise anyone receiving this email not to click the “unsubscribe” link as my experience of such sites tells me that they may also contain suspicious scripting.
I would be very wary of this site and not advise anyone to go near it.
Tips for avoiding dangerous sites:
- Don’t follow links on unsolicited emails, in fact don’t follow any link unless you trust the source of the email or web page its on.
- Don’t try to “unsubscribe” by following links, this a) just confirms to spammers that your email address is a valid one and b) often takes you to a page with a software bomb on it.
- Watch out for bad English or inconsistencies in the text. E.g. “Dear bloghub member” – “Login to your account @ bloghub.com”, but the site URL is “bloggerhub.com”. The first sentence too reads very badly too.
I have checked the email and it came from a sever in Texas at 188.8.131.52. So I'm assuming it orginated in the US. (helo=devil.xtardns.com)
WHOIS tells me that the registration is anonymous:
Domain Name: BLOGGERHUB.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS1.XTARDNS.COM
Name Server: NS2.XTARDNS.COM
Name Server: NS7.XTARDNS.COM
Updated Date: 15-mar-2007
Creation Date: 10-dec-2004
Expiration Date: 10-dec-2007