Email SPAM : I just got an email from jude@headfi.org
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I've been getting emails from several members at HeadFi with virus files attached. Not only from HeadFi - from all over the place...people I know, websites I visit...

Has anyone else experienced this sort of virulent spam? I hope there arent too many people who have received emails from me!!

I have to warn my parents and friends



This is not as funny as it looks


Gah!
 
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It happens occassionaly. I haven't gotten any from head-fi but I've gotten them from friends. And no the person whos account it comes from is not responsible. So just delete it and let the person you got the mail from know that their computer may be infected.
 
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I just checked my email account that I have listed here.
Nothing there.

I once got an email from a company I had done business with that had a virus attached to it. I notified them of that email. I got a very apologetic email from the president of the company. Somebody had hacked into their email list and sent everyone that virus.

A friend of mine got one of those viruses and his computer kept sending it to me. I let him know about it and he eventually got it fixed.

You gotta let these people know. It could either be someone spoofing their address or they have the virus.
 
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I don't think that these emails always mean that the "sender" has the virus. It might be that some third party has the virus and that third party has the "sender" in the third party address book.
 
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I have been getting a lot of emails for the past month from people I don't know, but have me in their address book or something. These emails all have a virus attachment. I have no idea why I am getting all that junk, and why I get multiple copies it of daily, but it really annoys me. A lot of them are from free email addresses (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) but the bulk come from the email address george@reilly.org.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by daycart1
I don't think that these emails always mean that the "sender" has the virus. It might be that some third party has the virus and that third party has the "sender" in the third party address book.


Thats correct, but you should still let the person whos account it came from know.
 
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Originally posted by gsferrari
Has anyone else experienced this sort of virulent spam? I hope there arent too many people who have received emails from me!!


The definiton of SPAM is: Unsolicited "junk" e-mail sent to large numbers of people to promote products or services. Sexually explicit unsolicited e-mail is called "**** spam."

So is it correct to call your emails with viruses in the attachment SPAMS?

I have been receiving a bunch of spams every day (about 50-70), no attachments, advertising of Viagra, mortage applications, penis enlargement, software solutions, etc.

Pretty annonying.

The reason is that my contact email address was displayed on my private website. Some search engine robots had to automatically input my email address into a specific database and since then I have been automatically receiving these spams. Of course the senders are faked.
 
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Originally posted by daycart1
I don't think that these emails always mean that the "sender" has the virus. It might be that some third party has the virus and that third party has the "sender" in the third party address book.




This is what I was trying to say in my earlier post.


That is one way to spoof someones address.
 
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I have been receiving a bunch of spams every day (about 50-70), no attachments, advertising of Viagra, mortage applications, penis enlargement, software solutions, etc.


Me too. Not that I don't need these things, but enough is enough. A few days ago my computer was infected with a virus which opened the door to a multitude (135 hits with Ad-aware at one point) of adware virus's which kept popping ****/gambling sites on my screen. It took me two days to get rid of all of it using Norton, McCafee, SpyBot, and Ad-Aware simultaniously.

Yesterday I received an urgent phone call from Bell Telephone, advising me that there had been some suspicious activity on my fax/modem line for the past couple of days and that they have temporarily blocked it. Turns out my computer has been phoning some place in Africa several times for 20 minutes each time. Bell tells me I'm responsible for the $360 resulting phone bill.

Although while ridding myself of the virus's, I had shut off my high speed external modem, I forgot to deal with my computer's dial-up internal modem and AOL had been used through it to re-route these hacker calls to Africa. I recently purchased this computer and unlike every other computer I've ever owned, the internal dial-up modem does not make the familiar pinging sounds when it is activated...it is completely silent. That's why I wasn't even aware these calls were going through.

And yes, it's my fault. I had opened one of the **** e-mails, was tempted to look at their "free" video, and wham bam it was virus city. I've learned my lesson. In future, if I need ****, I'll watch it on prime time TV.
 
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I can assure you the JudeMan is virus-free.

These things can just take any ol' e-mail address they find (on the Web, in Usenet, or from infected stations), and make them appear as the sender/reply-to. Check the headers, though, and I can assure you they'll not be from any of my stations.

But, if you need any \/l/\gRa or C1/\aLI5, make sure to give me a holler.
 
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This worm and its variants is quite ubiquitous these days and represents apparently 50% of all virus/worm/trojan activity.

I have been hit with daily emails on this on my corporate email and I can see that I either deal with the companies involved or are companies that are in my area of business

Netsky Worm and variants

Peter
 
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here's my latest favorite spam...



Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau Street
PMB 437
Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA

Dear Mr. Sir,
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account or subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/ or operating foreign accounts in our names.

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.
Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include downpayment in this financial quarter.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via my direct number 234 (0) 9-234-2220 only.

Yours Sincerely, Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
tip@nasrda.gov.ng

http://www.nasrda.gov.ng/
 
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Originally posted by archosman
here's my latest favorite spam...


That's pretty darn funny, I wonder if anyone has been silly enough to fall victim to it.
 
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i've got a notice from yahoo saying that the email i sent to someone was denied because it had worm. but i have no idea who that person is and doesnt even recognize the email adress. that was wierd.
 
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I receive SPAM from one of my own E-Mail addresses.


I have my Hotmail account that I use regularly, the one in my profile. Then I have a Yahoo account. For some reason, I regularly get spam listed as coming from my Yahoo address. Of course, I don't send myself spam, but it seems that my address is frequently spoofed by some idiot who likes to annoy people.
 
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