I just received an eBay spoof email requesting I verify my user information by clicking on the link. Being the geek that I am, I proceed to view the email’s headers to see where it came from. I perform a whois lookup on the IP address..
OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
Address: 3990 E. Broad Street
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52
NetType: Direct Allocation
So what does that mean you ask? That means one of two options:
I’m not one to really get involved in bashing politics and the military, but it isn’t very comforting know that the US Department of Defense cannot protect its network yet is charged with protecting the United States and everything for which we stand.