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Archives => 2004 => Topic started by: kbeartx on February 07, 2004, 11:33:30 PM

Title: Identity Theft, sort of...
Post by: kbeartx on February 07, 2004, 11:33:30 PM
Some SPAMMER is apparently spoofing my Yahoo address, coupled w/ another name, on their SPAMs.  

In the last two days I have received about twenty Delivery Failure bounces in my Yahoo inbox.

The 'sender of record' on these SPAMs varies from msg to msg, but some of the names used are Kelli Robertson, Deirdre Moss, Deborah Erwin, and Lolita Mcnally, each name followed by <myID@yahoo.com>.

These appear to be standard, legitimate bounce msgs, due to 'user over quota', 'mailbox full', 'user unknown', etc., and not the work of a worm - for one thing, there are no attchments, no 'payloads' and some of the bounce notifications include the full original SPAM msg (most if not all have been of the 'Make a Fortune on eBay' variety.
Title: Identity Theft, sort of...
Post by: Xairbusdriver on February 08, 2004, 03:02:22 PM
Sounds like the 'MyDOOM' virus currently running rampant on PC's. Mine have pretty much ceased with the filters created in POPMonitor. The only thing that seems to be correct, is your (or mine) address. It appears that the virus 'author' simply wants to overload the servers by making them create these 'bounce' messages.
Title: Identity Theft, sort of...
Post by: kbeartx on February 08, 2004, 04:48:55 PM
QUOTE(airbusdriver @ Feb 8 2004, 4:02 PM)
Sounds like the 'MyDOOM' virus currently running rampant on PC's....

 I don't think so...I got several of the MyDoom emails, and they all had a payload of a ZIP or an EXE file.

The ones I've been receiving do not have any such payload (or any attachment at all for that matter).  

The msgs I've gotten appear to be actual automated Mailer Daemon msgs in response to a mass-mailing in which a number of the addressees are either over quota or have closed their accounts.

 - kbeartx
Title: Identity Theft, sort of...
Post by: RHPConsult on February 09, 2004, 08:39:58 AM
Kbear:

Look at the bright side. Maybe Kelli, Deirdre, Deborah, and Lolita just wanted to invite you to their SuperBowl Party!   Devilish2.gif
Title: Identity Theft, sort of...
Post by: kelly on February 09, 2004, 11:19:56 AM
Semi-related. Amusing MyDoom Article. smile.gif

http://www.macobserver.com/columns/justath.../20040209.shtml