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King Boreas
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

Posts: 2439

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject: trojan? Reply with quote

Quote:
Dear user < edit >transit@netscape.net,

We have detected that your email account has been used to send a huge amount of spam messages during the last week.
Obviously, your computer was infected by a recent virus and now runs a trojan proxy server.

We recommend you to follow our instruction in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.

Best wishes,
The netscape.net support team.



letter.exe Name: letter.exe
Type: application/octet-stream
Encoding: base64






Something about this seems phony. If this is true, would the messages show up in my *sent* folder?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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Joined: 02 Sep 2003

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they likely wouldn't be in your sent folder but it is probably a fake.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received attachments:

letter.exe
attachment.exe
letter.zip
document.zip
transcript.pif (from gamecolony.com)

each in a different e-mail.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:

letter.exe
attachment.exe
letter.zip
document.zip
transcript.pif (from gamecolony.com)

pif attachments are always infectious. There is no reason (99.99% of the time) that anyone would send you one. Your email provder should have stripped the attachment before it got to you.

I would never open an attachment unless I was expecting it.
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