Author: M.Prince (15 Jan 05 5:18am)
We just put up our first statistics page. While more will be coming as our data becomes more robust and we can report more things, for now we're providing a list of the top user agents used by spam harvesters.
You can find the page here:
(Or click the Data & Statistics tab and then select the Statistics subtab.)
While some of these User Agents are common, others are clearly unique and could be added to a block list on your website if you were inclined. Here are a couple example user agents and what spammers tend to be associated with them....
sna-0.0.1 email@example.com (used by a stock promotion spammer)
Java/1.#.#_## (used almost exclusively by phishers)
Franklin Box Company (used almost exclusively by "Nigerian" 419 scammers)
Hope you find it helpful. More to come!