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Since over a month my XMPP account is targeted by spammers.
Due that I’m moving on to a different XMPP ID I might announce later.

Note: Neither my account nor any chats or their keys are compromised.

Observerations

  • Messages are mostly short, greetings in Eastern European & Russian languages
  • At least one new JID per hour initiates a chat, sometimes more frequently
  • Some messages start with exploit and credit card
  • Bots are seemingly aware they get blocked/ignored (“cannot write to you, everytime get errors”)
  • There is heavy interest in getting personal contact and presence information / that a contact request gets accepted

Dear reader and XMPP user, did you experience something similar recently? Let me know and join the discussion below!


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