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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: URGENT: Virus Alert Reply with quote

Luckily I don't use OE for my Email, I use an internet based one (talk21 - free from BT) and have no 'contacts list' which means if I did open a virus it would have no one to send to.



If it is spoofing Peter's Email then it could be someone who has mine as well which would be a number of people here - so anyone who has both mine and Peter's Email addresses in their contacts please check their PC for a virus.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: URGENT: Virus Alert Reply with quote

Subject: Re: Movie

Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 19:45:20 +0100

From: <[email protected]>

To: <[email protected]>

Cc:

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Please see the attached zip file for details.

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your_details.zip



I don't know if anyone else got this EMail, but it is a virus



See this link




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: URGENT: Virus Alert Reply with quote

Nick, I don't believe this has come from us. What happens is the latest viruses will pick contacts out of peoples local address books in Outlook or Outlook Express and send out email with viruses known emails on address lists found on the internet and spoof the FROM address to someone in peoples contact lists. What this most probably means is someone has Peter's address in their contact list, and they have the Sobig virus on their PC.



I'm 99% sure it hasn't come from Peter as I know I'm in his address book and he's been sending me email all day today and I haven't received one virus alert on Norton AntiVirus 2003.



These newer viruses are quickly becoming the scurge of the internet and are getting worse than spammers. You used to be able to tell if someone had a virus because it came from them, now with all this spoofing and internal smtp mail engines in viruses, you're never sure where the virus is really coming from. We've received viruses ourselves from [email protected] but this is just a forwarding email address and nobody has access to send via this email address.



Viruses are a real PITA!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: URGENT: Virus Alert Reply with quote

BTW, I will check with Peter just to clarify, but I'm pretty sure he's clean.
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