Project HoneyPot

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Back when I started this blog, one of the things I did was to set up a honeypot from Project HoneyPot. Today, I got some news that cheered me up substantially.

Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here’s something to be happy about — today a honey pot you installed successfully identified a previously unknown email harvester (IP: The harvester was caught by your honey pot installed at:

You can find information about your newly identified harvester here:

Info on all the harvesters that have been spotted by your honey pots is also available here:

Don’t forget to tell your friends you made the Internet a little better today. You can refer them to Project Honey Pot directly from our website:

By default, we only send this message out once: the first time one of your installed honey pots or donated MXs helps identify a new harvester. If you’d like to be notified every time one of your resources is helpful in identifying a previously unknown harvester, you can specify this preference on your settings page:

Thanks from the entire Project Honey Pot team and, we’re sure if they knew, from the Internet community as a whole.

I’ll take a small victory over the scumbags that have made the Internet a less joyful place. If you would like to contribute, just follow this link to sign up.

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