January 22, 2013 @ 21:34 EST

Okay... this is certainly strange..

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:49:36 -0500 From: Jay Ronkonkoma <3ncryption1@gmail.com> To: undisclosed-recipients: ; Subject: Thank You for your hard work

I'm a big fan of your work on Wireshark. I was wondering what else you had going on, what you were doing that was new, anything I could read would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if you have the time and inclination. please mail a postcard to my daughter Amanda. She would love to get a little post card from you. she is now 7 going on 15 if you know what I mean. I would appreciate it, and I know she would love it. If you don't I appreciate your time

Amanda Elia [[ address snipped ]] Ronkonkoma, NY 11779


Jay Elia

I can't help but think this a soliticitation for highly illegal activities, if you know what I mean.

It's also been something like six years since my last contribution to Wireshark, so it would seem someone's busy harvesting addresses from old commit logs or somesuch.

EDIT: I've reported this email to google via gmail's abuse form. Going to pass this on to the feds too, once I figure out how to do that.

EDIT2: I've reported this to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's hotline.

EDIT3: Many others have also received this email.

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