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Mass spam attacks / Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie emails

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by nyjimbo, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

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    I hope this doesnt violate any forum guidelines but I have seen alot of posts about sudden increases in spam volumes involving spoofing and I thought I would just post a link to a news report about the new virus for those who are just starting to get hammered by it.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20051122/tc_zd/166036

    Excerpts:

    "It appeared Monday, after machines infected with older variants began spamming out the new version in a massive e-mail flood."

    "The e-mail messages use a variety of subterfuges to trick recipients into opening the virus attachment, including messages that pretend to come from the FBI and CIA, security firms said Tuesday."

    "Other e-mail campaigns containing the Sober.AG worm promise recipients a glimpse of videos of jet-setters Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie if they open the file, according to an e-mail alert from Computer Associates International Inc."


    I think this is going to be a real nightmare for many small hosting and ISP companies who are understaffed this week.
     
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    jackie46 BANNED

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    I dont see this as being a problem currently on any of our boxes with only a half dozen viruses caught since Monday on all boxes. We use F-Secure not crappy CLAMV.
     
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    If F-Secure is that great, shouldn't it be catching more than CLAMAV? :confused:
     
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    Who said it didnt? F-Secure is about the best you can buy.
     
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    The FBI and the CIA are not the right people to try and scam through.

    I think the real FBI and CIA will eat these guys for dinner. And probably lunch as well, and justly so.
     
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