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Re: [ga] Got a virus, Ken?


This is a widely known spam virus that uses forged headers. I wish I had a nickel for every one of these I've received, supposedly from people I know. I've even received it in my own account inboxes (multiple accounts) where the from was from my other accounts (obviously forged). It's a pain because you are not certain the supposed sender has the virus or not, yet if everyone sent a notice to forged sender addresses, it would serve to increase the amount of traffic generated by the spam itself. Catch 22.



Richard Henderson wrote:

I know I've sometimes expressed concerns about Ken Stubbs association
with ICANN and how I wondered if that created a conflict of interest
at the time that he headed up Afilias's (successful) application for
the .info registry... but... I think this virus-laden message I
received today was probably sent unwittingly from your computer, and
I just want to advise you and the members of this list who may also
be in your address book that you seem to have a virus Ken which is
sending out very plausible messages to people making them think they
are about to lose their e-mail accounts for improper use and tempting
them to 'open up' the accompanying document. A phone call to my
e-mail provider confirmed that this message purporting to come from
them was not from them at all. So please be careful if any of you
receive a message like this one below:


Return-Path: <kstubbs@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Received: from [snip]for <richardhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>;

Tue, 6 Apr 2004 11:33:05 +0100

Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 12:34:16 +0100

To: richardhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: E-mail account security warning.

From: management@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Message-ID: <snip >

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

boundary="--------snip "


Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Dear user  of Ntlworld.com,

Your  e-mail account will  be disabled because of improper  using in

three days, if  you  are  still wishing to use  it, please, resign

account information.

Advanced details can  be  found in attached  file.

Kind regards,

The  Ntlworld.com  team

----------[attached file obviously snipped]

Leah G.

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