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Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:22 PM   #101
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I'm in the same boat. Same spam messages to mine and my wife's account. I wish Apple was being more proactive here. Looks like some email addresses got leaked.
This doesn't look to me like a leak. They were being sent to "undisclosed@icloud.com" before. This is more like a serious breach.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:57 PM   #102
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After never receiving one spam message for 5 years, all of my icloud, .mac addresses have been bombarded by spam over the past several weeks, usually in groups which usually all resolve to the same domain each time, and coincidentally are all owned by Joseph Roberts of Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.

I've reported the domains to namecheap and had two of them suspended so far. Too bad Apple is doing absolutely nothing. I recommend everyone report the domains to whomever they were registered by, ex. namecheap.com -- this is the most recent whois on multiple spam emails received today.

You can also see scammerspammer.com and take your own action.

Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: @namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com

Domain name: goingsurfinghome.com

Registrant Contact:
Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.
Joseph Roberts ()

Fax:
1720 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
US

Administrative Contact:
Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.
Joseph Roberts (@gmail.com)
+1.3077777937
Fax: +1.3077777682
1720 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
US

Technical Contact:
Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.
Joseph Roberts (@gmail.com)
+1.3077777937
Fax: +1.3077777682
1720 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
US

Status: Locked

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dns2.registrar-servers.com
dns3.registrar-servers.com
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:04 PM   #103
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After never receiving one spam message for 5 years, all of my icloud, .mac addresses have been bombarded by spam over the past several weeks, usually in groups which usually all resolve to the same domain each time, and coincidentally are all owned by Joseph Roberts of Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.

I've reported the domains to namecheap and had two of them suspended so far. Too bad Apple is doing absolutely nothing. I recommend everyone report the domains to whomever they were registered by, ex. namecheap.com -- this is the most recent whois on multiple spam emails received today.

You can also see scammerspammer.com and take your own action.
The name of the company makes me wonder if we all played the same game and have ended up compromised in some way. It's a long shot but a possibility.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:08 PM   #104
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The name of the company makes me wonder if we all played the same game and have ended up compromised in some way. It's a long shot but a possibility.
Nope, no games associated with my iCloud account.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:53 PM   #105
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No games associated with mine either -- this has to be a major breach of some sort.

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The name of the company makes me wonder if we all played the same game and have ended up compromised in some way. It's a long shot but a possibility.
Actually if you google joseph roberts and Game Content Distribution Network, LLC, you'll see this person/org owns many shady domains, so I'm sure we will all be spammed by those domains as well.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:30 PM   #106
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Nope, no games associated with my iCloud account.
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No games associated with mine either -- this has to be a major breach of some sort.[COLOR="#808080"]
So you don't think it's possible that there's an iOS hole that allowed this to happen?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:55 PM   #107
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Count me as a victim. Each day this week, about a dozen of these.

Reporting them to spam@me.com, FWIW.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:27 AM   #108
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source of leak?

Just about the time I started receiving the spam, I received a tweet about twitter metrics by simplymeasured.com

Since I signed up for that free sample, I've been getting the spam daily.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:28 AM   #109
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I had been getting the odd one over the past couple of months but this week has been ridiculous.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:20 PM   #110
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The name of the company makes me wonder if we all played the same game and have ended up compromised in some way. It's a long shot but a possibility.
Unlikely. My wife and I both get the spam and our online activities don't overlap. I play games and she does the pinterest thing.

I think this is a good, old-fashioned busted SPAM filter.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:26 PM   #111
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It kind of outta control today.
I've received in the last 15 minutes about 6 from the same place for various things.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:33 PM   #112
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I'm getting the same emails. Granted, I've had this account for over 5 years and it's just my firstlastname@me.com BUT I've never given it out except to close friends. While friends could of been hacked, this is doubtful because we're all getting the same emails. Can someone try to raise publicity on this? Many of us pay for this or have paid for .mac and MobileMe for a decade almost. Lets raise the issue!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:43 PM   #113
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Same issue here, on an account that has been effectively spam free since the .Mac days. Seems like in the last hour I've been receiving a couple every 5 minutes!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:05 PM   #114
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So you don't think it's possible that there's an iOS hole that allowed this to happen?
I'm not really sure what the issue is, although I'm getting slammed on my alias accounts which I find odd.

Today it's a new domain, (which seems to be the pattern, each day new domain and 6-10 spam messages at once) - pureairbottling.com and you guessed it, it's also owned by the same person/org as most of the others:

Domain Name: PUREAIRBOTTLING.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS1.NATURALPOSTING.COM
Name Server: NS2.NATURALPOSTING.COM
Status: ok
Updated Date: 19-nov-2012
Creation Date: 19-nov-2012
Expiration Date: 19-nov-2013

Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: @namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com

Domain name: pureairbottling.com

Registrant Contact:
Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.
Joseph Roberts ()

Fax:
1720 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
US

Administrative Contact:
Game Content Distribution Network, LLC.
Joseph Roberts (@gmail.com)
+1.3077777937
Fax: +1.3077777682
1720 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
US

Anyone have any ideas?

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Oh, and the owner's email address which is formatted to not show up on a copy and paste, is: domainmaster2012@gmail.com
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:06 PM   #115
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Ugh, it's always the Dr Oz emails and they hit both of my iCloud accounts at the same time! Also got the printer ink and MacKeeper emails within the last few days. At least there's a pattern so you can make a filter just to catch them.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:26 PM   #116
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I have also been getting bombarded starting this week. About 10-12 spam emails a day, usually coming in chunks of 5-6 in a 4 minute period. It is extremely frustrating. I am very disappointed with apple over this. I hope when the programmers get back to work next week in cupertino they can resolve this crap. If it was a breach it is very concerning.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:42 PM   #117
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I thought I was the only one...

pureairbottling is spamming me (too). (it started a few days ago)
how annoying.
is there a way to ban all emails from coming in except those in my contact list?

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:08 AM   #118
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I have also been getting bombarded starting this week. About 10-12 spam emails a day, usually coming in chunks of 5-6 in a 4 minute period. It is extremely frustrating. I am very disappointed with apple over this. I hope when the programmers get back to work next week in cupertino they can resolve this crap. If it was a breach it is very concerning.
This was happening before the holiday season and apple didn't give a crap when spam was forwarded (has to be as an attachment). So I don't expect any change when they are back in the office. I think it's time for me to retire the iCloud email unfortunately.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:31 AM   #119
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This was happening before the holiday season and apple didn't give a crap when spam was forwarded (has to be as an attachment). So I don't expect any change when they are back in the office. I think it's time for me to retire the iCloud email unfortunately.
It's been happening since the summer I believe. Hasn't been regular until now. I forwarded my iCloud email to Gmail and I'm working on it that way now. It's a shame but oh well, that's what Apple made me resort to.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:32 PM   #120
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Since Christmas I've been getting the same spam emails, and they are increasing. Argh.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:42 PM   #121
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Here we go again. Several spam messages within 30 minutes from "joseph@limitedcoffee.com"

This time the whois is private. Seriously this is so frustrating.

Since Apple is still silent on this, everyone should visit scammerspammer.com and go to the attack section, read the info -- enter the spammer email address and subject and let them do the rest.

Domain Name: LIMITEDCOFFEE.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS1.BSANETWORKS.COM
Name Server: NS2.BSANETWORKS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 17-dec-2012
Creation Date: 17-dec-2012
Expiration Date: 17-dec-2013
limitedcoffee.com Registrar Whois
Updated 1 hour ago
=-=-=-=

Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: @namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com

Domain name: limitedcoffee.com

Registrant Contact:
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WhoisGuard Protected ()

Fax:
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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WhoisGuard Protected (@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
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+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:32 PM   #122
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So frustrating...

I've been reading this forum for a while now. I was relieved, at first, that I wasn't the only one. Now I'm beyond frustrated.

I've never had spam in the 5 years I've had my email.

My 81 year old Nana uses a me.com address I made for her 2 years ago and she's been very confused about the 8-10 junk emails that come to her now- every night for the last 2 weeks.

Like everyone else- today's email du jour is from limitedcoffee.com

I went to scammerspammer.com just now like someone suggested.

Is there nothing we can do?

What does sending them to our junk box do? Does it cause anymore (from that email address) to go right to junk?

Someone else asked if there is some setting to receive emails only from people we know. Is that possible?
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This was happening before the holiday season and apple didn't give a crap when spam was forwarded (has to be as an attachment). So I don't expect any change when they are back in the office. I think it's time for me to retire the iCloud email unfortunately.
I doubt anything will come of it but I emailed Tim Cook saying how upsetting it was... I might also have to ditch the iCloud email address and go back to my gmail account which never once in 5+ years had this problem...
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I doubt anything will come of it but I emailed Tim Cook saying how upsetting it was... I might also have to ditch the iCloud email address and go back to my gmail account which never once in 5+ years had this problem...
I've done this for mail, contacts, and calendars in the past day and don't feel a bit of regret.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:20 PM   #125
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Ugh, it's always the Dr Oz emails and they hit both of my iCloud accounts at the same time! Also got the printer ink and MacKeeper emails within the last few days. At least there's a pattern so you can make a filter just to catch them.
Dr. Oz has been hitting our account up as well. I agree with many posts above. This is not our fault. I have a hotmail email that I list anytime someone online asks for an email. Interesting that this is widespread. Anyone here with Apple connections (emails of execs) who can take this one up the chain a bit at apple?

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