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    WARNING - Someone isn't playing nicely!!!

    An hour ago, I got an email, which looked identical to the "new post" messages that this board sends out....unfortunately, it contained two little "presents" in an attachment. The attachment does NOT need to be opened for infection to occur, simply having preview pane on in MS Outlook will do it.

    The viruses are identified by Norton as:

    Backdoor.Trojan
    W32.Badtrans.13312@mm

    they appear to mail themselves to the last person you sent an email to, then they "phone home". You are then probed by two IP addresses, in my case:

    131.247.203.238:2957 (Florida)
    24.240.178.196:515,TCP (Unknown)

    Fortunately, up to date virus software and a good firewall will prevent most of the inconvenience, but I'm sure no one here wants their machine to be a "zombie" for some one's DDS attack.

    I'm fairly sure that the sender did this in response to the recent threads in the General Chat area, there has been a lot of US bashing in there lately, and I have been posting there.

    Text of bogus email is below......


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    'SitePoint Community Forums Mailer' wrote:
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    - Hello sundown,
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    - Hellbent has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - US to Europe: Bush only represents 49% of us. - in the General Chat forum of SitePoint Community Forums.
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    - Excerpt:
    - Well Euro-peons think the US is a sky blackening conceited self absorbed human rights crushing monster lead by and idiot. What most Euro-peons fail to realize is that the US does not give one tiny inf
    -
    - This thread is located at:
    - http:/ ...'


    > Take a look to the attachment.
    -----------------------------------------------------

    So, be carefull out there!

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    BoOm-Rocka! Smarky's Avatar
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    Hmmm that really sucks I haven't gotten one of them but I will be checking my sitepoint forums email though my pop3 checker rather than outlook and deleting any messages that may be suspect. I don't have a virus checker right now .
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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    sundown where in Vermont do you live?

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    That sucks dude, you got the trojan out right? Those things can be a *****! What kind of firewall are you using? Hardware/Software? And which brand?
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    Do you have the email addie of the person who sent this?
    Straight from the TP! And I don't mean the Trailer Park.

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    Sundown,

    It might be an idea to send a PM to Wayne (W. Luke) with as much detail about this as possible. If somebody is using SitePoint to send out viruses, he needs to be aware of it.

    Thanks.
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    SitePoint Enthusiast OdIgO's Avatar
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    Sundown, check your pmz...
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    Bimbo With A Brain! silver trophy Saz's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Saz249
    Sundown,

    It might be an idea to send a PM to Wayne (W. Luke) with as much detail about this as possible. If somebody is using SitePoint to send out viruses, he needs to be aware of it.

    Thanks.
    Whoops! Just found this thread so I guess you already did.
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    I knew there was a good reason I did not take stand in that political thread...

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    George finaly found Sitepoint then

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    That is just terrible. Some people try anything to cause problems. I haven't received this message yet, but just think how many people actually did.

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    i can't believe there are idiots sending viruses here

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    It's a good thing I haven't updated my e-mail address in my SitePoint profile!

    I've switched from AOL Mail to Hotmail, much better service.
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    Um, you will want to update your email address before the next member audit. This invlolves sending a message to all members and those whose emails bounce are purged from the system.

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    That totally sucks.

    Man, some of you guys made me angry enough to crack heads but I would never mess up a man's computer!

    Just too low.
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    Originally posted by kmar86
    I've switched from AOL Mail to Hotmail, much better service.
    Personally, I think both are horrendous.

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    Originally posted by mjames

    Personally, I think both are horrendous.
    - I agree mjames...

    thanks for the heads up Sundown
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    sundown, thanks for the information. I guess we all need to be careful these days. It's a shame.
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