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Topic: May 5, 2005 - Virus Email To Be Aware Of  (Read 5840 times)
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genawena
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005 11:55:28 AM »

We run McCaffee with their firewall and privacy service, Green_Faery.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2005 10:25:59 AM »

I also got the Yahoo spam, and deleted it...just something not right about it. I got something from Paypal too that looked JUST like paypal and took me to a site wanting to update my visa info - whoa. Sniffed that one out just before I made a HUGE mistake!
If those people who spend so much time, smarts and energy doing this kind of crap would use it to a good end the internet would be a far better place, and they might actually make some honest money.
grrrrrrrrrrr!
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2005 12:57:46 AM »

The Paypal one is a bugger, too. Hard not to fall for that one if you use Paypal, and we do a lot.

Bunny, that's so true! How about those really nasty viruses, that have no purpose besides randomly blasting computers dead? When I lamented once to Hubby, "Why do they do it???!!"

He shrugged and said, "Cause they can."

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2005 11:02:32 PM »

Yeah, I hate people who create viruses. Angry

I got some phony yahoo email that said my account had been terminated and to see the attachment about further security information...or something like that

don't think i even noticed the attachment before.  if you think about it for a sec: why would yahoo send me a 44k attachment telling me about security? they wouldnt.

Its sad that now people are doing that crap with craftster.  Cry
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2005 06:29:13 AM »

I just received one that said "thank you form Craftster.org"  I got scared and deleted it.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2005 07:31:20 AM »

I just received one that said "thank you form Craftster.org" I got scared and deleted it.

Wow. I hadn't seen that one yet!  Argh -- people who make viruses are SO evil!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2005 11:16:17 AM »

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 emails can harm you as long as you don't open the attachment.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2005 07:54:47 PM »

I've seen the paypal one, it's evil! It says something along the lines of "We need you to update your information" and then asks for your credit card number and such. I'll have to keep a look out for craftster ones, though I hope I don't get any since I've hidden my email address.
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2005 09:23:34 AM »

The paypal one also comes under a warning of  bad transactions and security violations! I just deleted one of those in yahoo. They'll do anything to get you to answer. My hubby is the really careful one, and the other day we got an addressed from an car financing outfit. It looked pretty real, but I wondered about it. As we've purchased a car recently, he opened it. 

Just opening it gave us a trojan, which McCaffee immediately caught, isolated, and cleaned. We did the suggested scan through all files to make sure.

Sad that it has hit craftster, too. I'm grateful for the warning, because I'd never suspect it was a phish.  Undecided

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2005 04:52:29 AM »

There are always viruses like these for every community growing big. They (hackers, scriptkiddies and others..)  just send out spiders and gather addresses, automatic e-mailing with some obviouslike name like webmaster@[currentdomain] or something... I've been getting a load of them from "paypal" recently. And I don't even have a paypal account! But that one is even more suspicious 'cause it says "go to [ip-address] to update your info", and why would paypal ever use a direct ip-adress...
Anyways.
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