With a couple of my domains now past 20 years old, dozens of email addresses I've used over the years have made their way onto countless different spammer mailing lists. As such, my mail server rejects a lot of spam, thousands of attempts daily. Keeping an eye on the rejection stats lets me observe spam trends, and an interesting one caught my eye over the weekend.
For reasons unknown, someone launched a high-volume spam campaign targeting completely bogus and undeliverable addresses.
I'm used to dictionary attacks, where a spammer pumps messages to common aliases like
david@ every domain he can find, hoping that many of them reach a real person. This is something different. The user parts of these recipients are longer, unique strings that somewhat resemble compound words or names. Here are a few examples,
awproceed brigmanramac celiavolkan hginherent kalenametzge ksuassignment phileyburlin straussotokar wickertmilos
Not only have thes...