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Today's spam

Filed in: Spam.

Today's spam quoted the blurb for Ice Age 2 for no apparent reason:

NEWS MOVIES - The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world. Manny, Sid, and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: a huge glacial dam is about to break, threatening the entire valley.

and had a humorous typo in the user agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Widows NT)

I thought for a moment when I checked out the registration info for the portal domain they spammed (which has broken graphics all over it) that I had a fellow NZer trying to spam me, but the address and probably the name turned out to be fake:
  Holdings NZ Ltd
  Patrick Rinsvelt (
  35 Hobson Street
  Not Applicable,10010
(The address is that of the Heritage Auckland Hotel, and Auckland is definitely not on Norfolk Island)

The IP address, which I suspect is the spammers, is allocated to the Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry in Uraguay. Googling for identical spam only turned up very few relatively recent spams, so their is probably either a new spammer or an old one using a new style...

Posted April 10, 2006 9:44 PM

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