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Old 03-02-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
WebSlave
Exclamation Beware of bogus email sources!

I just got this message sent to me, supposedly FROM me:

Quote:
Hello user of Faunaclassifieds.com e-mail server,

Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content) outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe, follow the instructions.

Pay attention on attached file.

In order to read the attach you have to use the following password: 21017.

Have a good day,
The Faunaclassifieds.com team http://www.faunaclassifieds.com

Please note that this is a bogus email and the attachment more than likely contains a virus program. Of course, I did not open it. I strongly advise that you do not open it either.

Virus programs are getting right clever, aren't they?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 11:52 PM   #2
Sybella
I got something like that tonight! Mine was "from" the site where I am staff. LOL! There's an attachment, "readme.zip," but I didn't dare open it!
What cracked me up even more was the way it was written...all the piss-poor grammer. If this really came from "The Management" (which would be me or 2 other people, by the way), it would be written a *little* different. The password part is pretty hysterical too...LOL!

----- Original Message -----
From: noreply@simslice.com
To: Sybella@simslice.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: Notify about using the e-mail account.


Dear user of Simslice.com,

Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your account information.

Please, read the attach for further details.

For security purposes the attached file is password protected. Password is "25677".

The Management,
The Simslice.com team http://www.simslice.com
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:43 AM   #3
ChaosCat
I got a couple of those. AVG told me that there was a virus in the attachment. I've gotten anything from MyDoom.F to Netsky.B so far. I'd say just delete any attachments you get that are .scr, .pif, .exe, .bat, or anything along those lines.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:50 AM   #4
sputnik
me too

I got the same thing, same story, it got deleted as quickly as it arrived!
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:33 AM   #5
WebSlave
I have my mail program set to automatically plop any email with an attachment into the DELETED folder. Unless it is a JPG or GIF, I will never see what that attachment is.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:43 AM   #6
Gordon c. Snelling
Got a similar one myself this morning. From the management of my own site. Duhhhhh

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Warning about your e-mail account.
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 09:18:41 -0500
From: management@armyants.org
To: myrmecophile@armyants.org


Dear user, the management of Armyants.org mailing system wants to let you know that,

Your e-mail account has been temporary disabled because of unauthorized access.

For more information see the attached file.

Have a good day,
The Armyants.org team http://www.armyants.org


My Av confirmed a virus in the attachment.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:06 AM   #7
Sybella
And, here we go again...this time from "staff" at Simslice (Which actually is a real address, unlike the last "noreply" one. It was a good guess on their part! LOL!)

I wonder if there is a common denominator here...or if it's just coincidence that several users of Fauna are getting hit at once?

Damn kids and their virus garbage. If only they'd put their programming expertise to work at something productive instead. <sigh>
...Off to Symantecs Security Response to double-check my system.

----- Original Message -----
From: staff@simslice.com
To: Sybella@simslice.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 6:54 AM
Subject: Email account utilization warning.


Hello user of Simslice.com e-mail server,

Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
auto-forwarding service.

For details see the attached file.

In order to read the attach you have to use the following password: 64404.

Best wishes,
The Simslice.com team http://www.simslice.com
 
Old 03-03-2004, 01:50 PM   #8
redtailboas
I got the same email as well. I also have them plop directly into the deleted folder, and "zap", sent it to email heaven.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:19 PM   #9
HerpVenue
Hey i got one from myself as well

but when i looked at the details.....it was from the same e-mail address that I have been getting MOST of the virus letters from.

maybe I will let him know he MIGHT be inadvertently sending stuff out.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:40 PM   #10
ldydrgn
I've been getting them as well. What a pain in the butt!
 

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