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Offline WhiteShepherd

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« on: March 21, 2004, 04:48:28 pm »
Just to let you know spammers are attempting to beak into users e-mail accounts using a old scam yet again.  They fordge a e-mail to make the user think we are going to close your account if you don't send your personal e-mail information.  If you do send your e-mail information or open the attachment they will use your account to abuse/spam others.  

DO NOT open up any e-mail attachments. NEVER send your connection information over e-mail.  The compant that runs your e-mail server ALL READY HAVE YOUR PASSWORD and won't need to ask for it.  I know this is redundent for some of you but I thought better get the word out as spammers are trying to compromise our servers now messaging our users.  Bellow is an example e-mail they have sent:

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Dear user  of  Whiteshepherd.net e-mail server gateway,

Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in  next
three days, if you  are  still  wishing  to use it,  please,  resign  your
account information.

For details see the attach.

For security  purposes  the attached file is password protected. Password is "87530".

Cheers,
    The Whiteshepherd.net team                    http://www.whiteshepherd.net

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Some of you may get a chuckle out of me getting this as I AM the e-mail staff/team. O.o
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 05:09:14 pm »
That's actually the Beagle Worm, not spammers.
(I work with it EVERY day at work..  ^^;; )

By the way, they actually will be listed as manager@(your isp), administration@(your isp), and other really hokey ones.  Even if you don't open the attachment, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE delete the email.  This thing is spreading and mutating like crazy.  If any rule had been broken or they need to do anything with your account, your ISP will *always* address you by your name.

A version of this worm actually will send things as people you know, and look rather bizarre.  Sometimes it's a poem, and sometimes it's a friendly hello.

If you have had contact with this email, update your virus scanning software IMMEDIATELY and make sure your windows updates are up to date.  If you're not using a virus scanning program, I would suggest going to www.housecall.com for free virus scan via the web (as suggested by the company I work for)




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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 05:29:54 pm »
nice of you guys to lte us know, though I already heard... ':shock:'  ':p'
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 12:19:40 am »
i get like hundreads of NETSKY and  SIRCAM daily :/
some idiot as his compuiter infected and is using my account liu@prodi..
it must be a prodi user since the e-mail servers are protected byt not that strong, you can send e-mail using any other user's account witouth problem as long it ends with. .prodi... :/
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 02:59:00 am »
I got this today as well and was telling WS about it since it had me laughing big time! '<img'>

It was addressed the same. To any kcff.net users and was FROM kcff.net administrators. I giggled because I am the only one at kcff.net and I am the only one with an email addy there. (shakes head) Definitely was not legit.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 01:47:33 pm »
Why is it that I have this vision of aliens typing up trying to pose as humans.

"Greetings Humans of Planet Earth, We fairly human people of country you not heard of are coming to make a visit. Please leave Januarary 32, of 2254 open on your orbital measurment sheets.

Your very human friends,
Gleety and Snortch Company of toe nail salts.

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2004, 09:53:33 pm »
Thanks for the tip. Grr spammers and virus spreaders shall perish by my evil hockey stick of doom. *snarling*
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2004, 09:05:47 am »
':p' Meh! Viruses...Evil...Irritating. I've been lucky enough NEVER to get a virus on my comp (and considering I've had it since 1995 that's quite impressive). Then again, I do have about 5 gillion firewalls and a constant "scan in background" type anti-virus program installed...
its the oddest thing. I really didnt see this coming! We had dinner and talked about going over to his mother's house on Sunday and about getting a puppy. I thought things were getting serious. Then I wake up on Thursday and hes not here! just like that - gone! I asked some of his buddies in the system 32 folder but they didnt know what happened. I just dont understand.........