Another regrettable listing: Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

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]>
To: x
Subject: European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
        Bern, Switzerland, November 17-19, 2017


The spam was sent from an IP address we have listed as a Scientific Spammer more than a year ago.

Received: from astra4050.startdedicated.net (astra4050.startdedicated.net
        [62.138.2.54])

So let’s see…

$ host -t txt 54.2.138.62.bl.scientificspam.net
54.2.138.62.bl.scientificspam.net descriptive text "Applied Physics, System Science and Computers. Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 28-30, 2016 [email protected] 20160712"

Also, we had earlier listed the domain names eecs-conf.org and smartupvisuals.com for the same reason. The latter is registered to an individual in the UK with a Lithuanian surname:

Domain Name: SMARTUPVISUALS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1834689895_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-10-16T09:34:31Z
Creation Date: 2013-11-08T15:13:59Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-11-08T15:13:59Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Karina Sinkeviciute
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 71 Somerford Grove
Registrant City: London
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: N16 7TN
Registrant Country: UK
Registrant Phone: +44.7402081332
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: [email protected]

The latter is registered directly to the University, with what looks like a personal Gmail address as a contact.

[whois.publicinterestregistry.net]
Domain Name: EECS-CONF.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D402200000000733244-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http://www.wildwestdomains.com
Updated Date: 2017-01-26T03:46:12Z
Creation Date: 2016-11-26T16:05:46Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-11-26T16:05:46Z
...
Registrant Name: EECS EECS-CONF
Registrant Organization: Conference
Registrant Street: Technical University of Sofia
Registrant City: Sofia
Registrant State/Province: Sofia
Registrant Postal Code: 1000
Registrant Country: BG
Registrant Phone: +359.877475771
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: [email protected]

Googling Mastorakis, Sofia, Bulgaria together yields this result at the top of the list. wseas.org has been listed on our list since May 2015.

$ host -t txt wseas.org.rhsbl.scientificspam.net
wseas.org.rhsbl.scientificspam.net descriptive text "[WOPU] Dear Professor X, [email protected] 20150503"

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