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Topic: May 5, 2005 - Virus Email To Be Aware Of  (Read 6046 times)
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« on: May 05, 2005 12:43:19 PM »

Ugh. So you all may or may not know that when spammers and virus senders send emails they can FAKE the "return address" to make it look like it's coming from someone it's not.

I just found out that a whole slew of emails are going around claiming to be from register@craftster.org with the subject:

Subject: Registration Confirmation

and this message:

Account and Password Information are attached!
Visit: http://www.craftster.org


And then there's an attachment.  No doubt with a virus.

So evil!!  Please be careful and delete this if you get it!!



Edited this message to say that I'm noticing more and more of these! And some of them are worded in a such a way that it really would be convincing to think it came from Craftster!!  Here's one I just got today:

Dear user jose,

It has come to our attention that your Craftster User Profile ( x ) records are out of date. For further details see the attached document.

Thank you for using Craftster!
The Craftster Support Team


So please be careful!  I don't send out mass emails and I especially don't send email attachments!

I don't think that these email can harm you as long as you don't open the attachment.

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005 04:08:55 PM »

That's so sad! Is it suspected to be a craftster member doing this?
We're family here and it hurts that someone would send viruses using the family name.


Hoping all things work out,
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005 04:55:45 PM »

Nah.  I don't think it's any member of Craftster.  These things are all computerized in the sense that some computer program just grabs an email address and starts using it.  This particular one is just a little smarter than normal because it phrases itself in a way that would really make you think you should open it!

That's so sad! Is it suspected to be a craftster member doing this?
We're family here and it hurts that someone would send viruses using the family name.


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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005 06:29:09 PM »

somebody once did that with my email account. at first I thought they had hacked in, but I notified the company and they said the spammers were making it look like it was from me and there was nothing they could do about it. I got a lot of nasty emails.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005 07:11:42 PM »

Ugh, those spammers!They never make you feel safe on the internet (well the internet isn't really that safe in general but...)!Thank you for warning us though!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005 05:53:47 AM »

Yeah. They are so evil and so sneaky. I just can't understand for the life of me why email protocol allows for people to fake the return address!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2005 01:03:38 PM »

somebody once did that with my email account. at first I thought they had hacked in, but I notified the company and they said the spammers were making it look like it was from me and there was nothing they could do about it. I got a lot of nasty emails.

same thing happened to me. i got lots of emails with people being mean. Sad
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2005 02:52:34 PM »

They're not just using the Craftster name.  I have gotten a bunch of e-mail from different places like that.  A few of them even made it to my inbox and not my junk mail! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2005 07:55:53 AM »

I got one in my Yahoo BULK mail that was supposedly from "Support" at Yahoo stating a trojan had grabbed my yahoo address and was sending out spam in my name. It came with an exe file to "fix" the situation. I deleted it.

Be very careful if you are collecting birthday gifs to post greetings to friends. One page I came across did have a trojan installed in the music file that ran in the background. My virus protection caught it and cleaned it immediately. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2005 01:35:22 PM »

genawena, what virus protection do you have? (sounds good if it caught that!)
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