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We have been receiving spam sent to specific addresses that are in our directory but not published on the internet. The same messages are additionally cc'd to several multiple recipients within our domain which may, or may not, be available on the web.

The spammers also use our users' usernames in addition to the email addresses.

Perhaps spammers have become more sophisticated at collating email addresses and usernames from different sources? Or perhaps our our directory has somehow been compromised.

We use OSX Open Directory and have KC authenticate against it.

LDAP ports are blocked on the OD server to 3rd parties, and I know Kerio Connect does not allow anonymous LDAP searches. We force authentication against Open Directory.

I am not aware of the directory of a Kerio Connect server ever being compromised and I have no reason to suspect our Kerio server. I am just trying to post-rationalize how these problems could have occurred and would appreciate any comment.



[Updated on: Mon, 21 January 2013 21:06]


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This sounds more like a compromised workstation, or a compromised third party email account with those email addresses in their address book.
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