The world awaits...


So, I log in to the root mailbox today and find this:
Folder: INBOX Message 21 of 26,508 ALL NEW

I have 26,500 messages from as this:

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 10:30:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlie Root
Subject: tcpd:[] tried to use auth (denied)


Connection by logged, reported and denied.

This system is restricted solely to Road Runner authorized users for
legitimate business purposes only. The actual or attempted unauthorized
access, use or modification of this system is strictly prohibited.
Unauthorized users are subject to Road Runner disciplinary proceedings and/or
criminal and civil penalties under state, federal or other applicable
domestic and foreign laws. The use of this system is be monitored and
recorded for administrative and security reasons. Anyone accessing this
system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such
monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, Road Runner may
provide the evidence of such activity to law enforcement officials.

This is your only warning. Further attempts (including stealth) at
accessing this system will be considered hack attempts and pursued.
I'll give you a hint. Stop probing my system, and I'll stop back fingering your system to find out who you are.

This should be interesting.

This article was updated on 2020/03/14 15:54:18