[Spambayes] interesting virus... social engineering
skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 29 23:43:41 CEST 2004
I was quickly scanning my virus mailbox just now (I have only the crudest
virus detection and sometimes sequester a legitimate email) and noticed a
message purporting to be from Greg Ward (gward at python.net). It reads:
Dear user skip at mojam.com,
We have detected that your e-mail account was used to send a large
amount of junk email messages during the last week. We suspect that
your computer had been infected and now runs a trojaned proxy server.
Please follow the instruction in order to keep your computer safe.
The mojam.com support team.
The interesting thing is *I'm* the "mojam.com support team". <wink> Of
course the message didn't actually come from Greg. Sendmail correctly
deduced that it attempted to obscure its real origins.
"Let's be careful out there." - Phil Esterhouse on "Hill Street Blues"
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