Roadrunner intercepts paypal scam with virus

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Detox, Nov 20, 2003.

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  1. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Feb 9, 2002
    Texas, USA
    very interesting; not sure this is the right forum; a day or two before I received a similar email which still had the worm installer file attached, but today I recieved this email;

    (I also wonder what software they are using to scan?)

    This e-mail in its original form contained one or more attached files that were infected with a virus or worm, or contained another type of security threat.

    The following attachments were infected and have been repaired:
    No attachments are in this category.

    The following attachments were deleted due to an inability to clean them:
    1. W32.Mimail.J@mm

    The Following attachments were not delivered due to inbound mail policy violations:
    No attachments are in this category.

    Road Runner does not contact the sender of the infected attachment(s) in the event that they were not actually sent from the indicated party.

    Please contact the sender directly to alert them of their issue with infected files if you wish to do so.

    For more information on Road Runner's virus filtering initiative, visit our Help & Member Services pages at, or the virus filtering information page directly at

    ------------ Original message text follows ------------

    Dear PayPal member,

    We regret to inform you that your account is about to be expired in next five business days. To avoid suspension of your account you have to reactivate it by providing us with your personal information.

    To update your personal profile and continue using PayPal services you have to run the attached application to this email. Just run it and follow the instructions.

    IMPORTANT! If you ignore this alert, your account will be suspended in next five business days and you will not be able to use PayPal anymore.

    Thank you for using PayPal.
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