[AusNOG] Dealing with ASIO

Sean K. Finn sean.finn at ozservers.com.au
Tue Dec 8 13:06:49 EST 2009

We see it occasionally as most law enforcement in the cyber realm comes from IP addresses and consumer net connections, even while at work, so that they don’t go leaving footprints of mail.afp.gov.au for example when they are checking out things in cyberspace.

It would be lovely if they were all branded up like commercial entities but usually this isn’t the case.

It still seems weird however that an OFFICIAL communication came through Bigpond, but we have received similar communications from personal email addresses, especially for ‘sending attachments greater than 2MB’ in size ☺


From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Ben Cornish
Sent: Tuesday, 8 December 2009 11:57 AM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] Dealing with ASIO


We recently had a request for information from an individual from ASIO requesting information for one of our clients.
Upon receiving their request for information – the email address originated from a Bigpond email address.

Thinking this is extremely weird - I called ASIO directly and confirmed that this individual works for them and confirmed the phone number. All appears to be ok. I also asked if its normal for email to come from a non asio/gov domain and apparently its normal.....

Anyone see this ? Seems extremely odd.

Ben Cornish
National Network Manager

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Mobile 0417 617 204
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