US DOJ victim letter

Harry Hoffman hhoffman at
Fri Jan 27 20:29:35 UTC 2012

We get these letters all of the time. They are indeed legit but pretty much worthless.
About as good as some of our DMCA letters.

-------- Original Message --------
 From: Jon Lewis <jlewis at>
 Sent: Fri, Jan 27, 2012 3:23 PM
 To: Bryan Horstmann-Allen <bdha at>
 CC: nanog at
 Subject: Re: US DOJ victim letter

>On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Bryan Horstmann-Allen wrote:
>> +------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> | On 2012-01-27 18:12:16, Carlos Alcantar wrote:
>> |
>> | Today it looks like we have received the letter from the DOJ which gives
>> | us login information, for listing of ip's within our network that where
>> | affected with date and time stamps.  Anyone else get these yet?
>> I have. The login doesn't work (for me). htauth pops up on, creds don't
>> auth.
>Ours didn't work initially either.  Eventually it did.
>> Bit odd, if it's a phish. Even more odd if it's actually from the Fed.
>It's definitely real, but seems like they're handling it as incompetently 
>as possible.  We got numerous copies to the same email address, the logins 
>didn't work initially.  The phone numbers given are of questionable 
>utility.  Virtually no useful information was provided.  My attitude at 
>this point is, ignore it until they provide some useful information.
>  Jon Lewis, MCP :)           |  I route
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