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URGENT VIRUS WARNING

Postby phil » Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:12 am

The latest incarnation of some of the worm viruses "spoofs" email addresses.

Anyone with a TMC email account, or indeed all other members:

If you get an email about your TMC account:

IT'S A VIRUS!! IT'S NOT FROM ME!!

D O N ' T _ O P E N _ I T!

My machine is clean (so Norton says, and I keep my copy on auto-update so it's bang up to date) but someone out there has picked up my address (probably from the address book of an infected machine) and is spoofing both my address and fictitious email accounts on the domain!

You have been warned! :(
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Postby HughF » Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:27 pm

Yes, I'm getting a ton of "returned mail user unkown" bounced email also. They were sent from a jumble of random letters (as the username part of the address) BUT purported to be from my norcastle domain so someone is at least spamming and possibly sending out viruses in my name also.

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Postby phil » Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:45 pm

Yeah - I had some from plausible sounding names at TMC (like membership or some such).

I was worried because one of our members was nearly caught out yesterday, and I didn't want anybody to get into a bad place because of something they thought was genuinely from me. Hence the warning. We're IT specialists, but not everyone is.
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Postby Steve » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:52 am

I'm having loads of problems too here with my commercial address. One day I got 400 virus emails, an average day at the moment is around 30
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