Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Criminal Spam
Thanks Dennis. (01)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis E. Hamilton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:45 PM
Subject: RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Criminal Spam (02)
> Some people (one or more) who have ba-unrev-talk in their address books are
> infected by Klez.H. I have received a small number that pretend to be sent
> from the list (but they really aren't).
> One behavior of Klez.H is that it uses the available address book to
> propogate and it also uses the address book to falsify the origin of the
> infected messages that it creates.
> So, someone who has Peter Jones in their address book and also has an
> address for ba-unrev-talk should look to see whether there is the
> possibility of a Klez.H infestation.
> Peter, your ISP probably cannot prevent the forgeries, because the mail
> probably didn't actually go through their system. Changing your email
> account doesn't really alter the situation. The problem involves your entry
> in someone else's address book!
> At the same time, it is prudent to take the appropriate precautions to
> confirm that your system is not infested. There are tools for this at a
> number of antivirus sites, including
> -- orcmid
> Dennis E. Hamilton
> tel. +1-206-932-6970
> cell +1-206-779-9430
> The Miser Project: http://miser-theory.info/
> AIIM DMware: http://DMware.info/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Peter Jones
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:40
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Criminal Spam
> It appears that someone is forging my email address in mail headers on
> that are designed to attack systems.
> I know Dr. Prueitt had this problem a while back. Does anyone know what to
> about it short of changing to another mail domain?
> In the meantime I'm contacting my ISP.