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Disease Control and Prevention Services Mail Server Hacked by Spammers

If you received an email that said it was from "John Wagner" at it did not come from us. Spammers hacked the mail server and used it to send tens of thousands of emails with the subject line "Attention Funds Beneficiary" on September 18, 2019 and continued until the vulnerability was fixed on September 20, 2019. The attack immediately followed an announcement sent to registered members of the website on September 18th. 

The timing of this attack leads us to believe that a member of a hacking group that had jacked the server in 2011 has an account with us and was most likely doing this to stop us from letting our members know that the site is back online. To their credit it worked. The site found itself on several anti-spam blacklists and is still blacklisted by some of the major email hosting providers including Microsoft and Google, so our sever cannot send email to addresses ending with,, or This not only keeps those people from finding out about the website. It also keeps people from sending messages to those members through the system and it keeps those members from being able to receive password reset emails. Time should correct this problem.

This problem was made possible due to a vulnerability in hMailServer that permits spoofed messages to be relayed if a box in hMailServer Administrator is not checked. Our administrator had never created a mail server using hMailServer before and did not know that not checking the box left the server vulnerable to this kind of thing. We apologize for this inconvenience but at the same time stress that hMailServer should do more to tell users that this could happen if that box is not checked. 

For more information see this report.

The body of the messages read something like:

Attention Fund Beneficiary

We have been instructed to release your Consignment Box containing the sum of $3.5 million, that this Unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized, which has been in our custody for a long time due to your inability to provide the Clearance certificates, which you were asked to obtain from Africa were the fund was transferred from.

You are fortunate after our investigation last month the US Department of States instructed that we should release all the fund that U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized to their owners in this second quarter of the year, so you are therefore advised to come or send your representative to this office to claim your fund therefore in conjuction with AU(african Union)

You are advised to comply immediately, Below is the office address.

U.S.Customs and Border Protection.

Office of Investigations SAC Offices

SAC Washington, DC

2675 Prosperity Avenue

Fairfax, VA 22031

reply to this email  ( )

Urgent get back to us.

Faithfully Yours

Mr.John Wagner

The Executive Director of Admissibility and Passenger Programs with U.S.

Customs and Border Protection

P.O. Box 86653, Portland, Oregon 97286