The domain name of the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, is now listed. The following spam appeared on July 28, 2017.
From: EECS 2017 <[email protected]>
Subject: European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Bern, Switzerland, November 17-19, 2017
Do not send spam complaints to SparkPost (Message Systems).
Received: from proimmune.net (proimmune.net [188.8.131.52])
by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id C416C54C0A1
for <[email protected]>; Mon, 8 May 2017 19:56:28
We hope SendinBlue will waste no time with this one.
The domain name
proimmune.net has been listed by us as a Sci Spammer since 2016-09-13. We do note that they were spamming from SendinBlue at that time, too.
Um, but of course, even if rocket dot scientists at scientificspam dot net have never published any scientific work as themselves…
We would like to invite you to submit an invited paper in our peer-reviewed open-access journal:
International Journal of Environmental Science
Suppose that’s all we need to know of you.
Based on recent spam, it is becoming clear that ScienceDomain International Ltd, IK Press and ResearchPromotion.com are in fact one and the same.
Just a quick note to thank you all. Last year the daily figures were in the two million range for the IP DNSBL. We’re seeing slightly over double that these days. The domain name list is being queried even a little more than that, and the trend is clearly a growing one. Monthly totals are approximately 120M for both these days, in January and February.
Scientific Spam has had an IP in 184.108.40.206/28 listed since 20150710, and the rest since December 2015.
It has been reported on Twitter by many and gloated over by the anonymous dweebs opposing this work. No further notice has been seen yet. This is likely a cartooney that Dr Beall is taking very seriously – we hope the interruption is temporary only. In the meantime, the Internet Archive has snapshots of the site before the recent events, most recently from Dec 30, 2016.
We wish Dr Beall all the best and for the service to be restored as soon as possible.
Thank you to everybody querying the list.
We don’t know who you are. We have no way to find out, and no wish to, either. It is enough that it is happening. We’ll let the figures speak for themselves, and we thank you all for your support.
We’ll just let this one speak for itself.