Joined: 07 Apr 2003 Posts: 20264 Location: New Jersey
Posted: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:03:58 Post Subject: Suspicious E-mails
I have gotten no less than 40 e-mail today with what looks to be a virus attached... They all have subjects like "My Details" or "Your Info", and have attachments with either .scr or .pif file extensions.
Is there something new going around? I get this kind of stuff on occasion, but never in this volume!!
Joined: 08 Aug 2003 Posts: 69 Location: Sussex, United Kingdom
Posted: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:41:31 Post Subject:
I've heard a rumor that "hack the planet" is comming back and we should all be on "red alert", turn all your firewalls to paranoid settings(dont let nothing in) and delete emails you dont know who the sender is. _________________ v2lab.com
Joined: 24 Aug 2003 Posts: 26 Location: Lee's Summit, Missouri
Posted: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 09:53:24 Post Subject:
Yep, and if your email address is public (like when you run a website) then you can expect to get all kinds of replies from people and places you never knew existed, because Sobig spoofs email headers on top of all the other carnage it causes.
Joined: 22 Aug 2003 Posts: 795 Location: Snohomish, WA USA
Posted: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 14:54:22 Post Subject:
and when it finds you address on other machines it may use it in the from line.
Like most viri, the social manipulation (either a irresistable subject line or , appearing to be sent from a "friendly" address) is vital to spreading it. Not alot different than spam.
Some people would open , it even if the subject was "this is a vivrus if it seems to come from friends, family, or work.
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