Incoming IMAP Hackers?

Manuel Arostegui Ramirez manuel at
Mon Jun 18 15:13:24 UTC 2007

On Monday 18 June 2007 17:06:31 chris at wrote:
> As I sat in my office this morning perusing the interwebs, my server
> started making a lot of noise. (It has very noisy hard drives.) I looked
> in the logs and saw repeated requests to connect to my IMAP server using
> guessed user names. All the authentications were failing, but it increased
> the load on the poor box and delayed its responsiveness to me.
> It was fairly simple to manually add an IPtable rule to block this one IP
> address, and the attack stopped.
> But I cannot think of a reason someone would want access to IMAP accounts.
> What purpose would this serve?
> Chris

I spam from your network :-)

Manuel Arostegui Ramirez.

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