Bobbear suffers from obscene Joe Job attack

Graham Cluley

Last week we described how a voluntary website set up to spread information about money laundering scams was suffering from a distributed denial-of-service attack, presumably instigated by the very people that it tries to warn people about.

Today we discover that is suffering from a new attack – this time in the form of a Joe Job email attack, attempting to discredit the name of the site and its owner Bob Harrison by sending highly offensive messages.

Here is a small sample of the offensive email messages being spammed out, fraudulently claiming to come from

The result of messages like this is not just that Bobbear’s good name is brought into disrepute, but also that the good people at Bobbear receive thousands and thousands of bouncebacks when emails fail to be delivered, clogging their inboxes.

It’s clear to me that the bad guys aren’t too happy with spreading…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.