Worms harassing PHP Developers?


From: Ulf Wendel

To: Harry Fuecks


Subject: something for you

do you know the thief?

Attachments: posting.zip

…an impression of one of those NetSky worm mails (Ulf didn’t really send it).

Now Ulf is a pretty well known PHP developer who’s contributed to a number of Open Source projects and, no doubt has put his email address in the source code. So have I.

This isn’t the first virus message I’ve had, claiming to come from a known PHP developer – the first, that surprised me, was one from Adam Trachtenberg (PHP Cookbook) and I’ve lost count since.

Picking a random virus description for MyDOOM, for example;

The mail addresses will be first collected from the victim