postmaster@msn.com email contained att. w/virus

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by crikt1, May 7, 2007.

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  1. crikt1

    crikt1 Registered Member

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    FYI: I am the poster formerly known as crkit1. I changed all my internet stuff the other day, even at Wilders...just in case anyone cares.*puppy*

    Anywho, :eek: I received an email from Postmaster (@) msn.com yesterday with an attachment named passwordchnge.zip. I have recently changed all my email accounts and passwords, so I tried to download it but my Norton AV stopped me because it contained a worm. I was so flipped out by that, I deleted it right away (w/o thinking to write down the name of the bug). I did zip up a copy from the mail trash and sent it on to MSN.

    o_O What I was wondering is how the worm-sender faked that email address?
     
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    gerardwil Registered Member

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    I had a similar one from; admin at microsoft.com

    Gerard
     
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    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Some more info here:

    http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2768&rss
     
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