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Anyone get mailbombed and/or mail with viruses in them lately

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matt Till, Jan 28, 2004.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    The only place that really gets my email address is Talkbass, that's about all the online places that know my email address. I have a bit of a hunch as to who attacked my mailbox, but they aren't a member anymore. They were until a little while ago, but got kicked off. So I don't know if I'm alowed to point the finger until I get this figured out.

    Anyone on Talkbass get hit with anything weird lately?
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I got two yesterday that were picked up by my Norton Antivirus - it just quarantined them and told me that both emails contained nothing other than a virus!!

    No harm done - I don't know why people bother with this though...?:confused:
     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    It's possible I've made an enemy. And also sometimes people just like to be jerks. I don't know what the situation is for me.

    I didn't get one or two emails with virus attachments, I recieved roughly 50.
     
  4. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
    m
    I ran my antivirus this morning, nothing found. Clean as a whistle. :cool:

    Stay away from the porn sites! :D
     
  5. I get about 80 - 90 emails about viagra, penis-enlargements, online drugstores, hot babes and other " advertisement " per day.. does that answer thy query ? :p
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My comp has a few remains of viruses from who knows what. In a few days im getting my bro to re-do the comp. Ie: delete evetything, start from scratch by formatting hard drives, installing windows, etc. I do it every 6 months or so.
     
  7. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
    m
    Too much porn for you!! :eek: ;)
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    But I love Viagra, Penis Enlargements, Drugs, and Babes, that I don't mind. :p

    What I'm getting are emails of random jibberish or that say, "Mail cannot be read: Open attachment for partial message."
     
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I got 2 yesterday - both had attachments and were from unknown senders. I'm at work and we had seen a warning from the computer department that some viruse emails are going around - something about attached zip files. The unknown senders' adresses suggested that they do work in the industry. Are you sure that you were attacked maliciously?
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This sounds exactly like what happened to me - my organisation's Business Systems team knew about it as well.
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Whatever you do, NEVER open an attachment from someone you don't know, that you weren't expecting!! :eek:
     
  12. Yup, got one from a workmate yesterday, too. I was dumb enough to open it. :rolleyes: We took care of the problem pretty fast, though, and everything seems fine, now.
     
  13. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
  14. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    I work in network security and just got my first one today... (I don't work with email much... I'm a network type geek...)

    FWIW it's a sneaky booger... sub line in mine was "Server Report" from an unknown addy... our firewalls found the Worm_MIMAIL.R in the attached file. So by sneaky I mean most of these worms have been in attachments for *look at this porn* or whatever...

    Look at this "server report" almost made me open it!
     
  15. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX

    One of my friends at Oklahoma State got an email FROM THE OKSTATE SERVER that had the virus in it. So apparently the server at OKSTATE got infected and sent out infected emails. Luckily he was suspicious and didn't open it.
     
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    *does the happy mac-user dance*
     
  17. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    mac OSx= pretty Unix for girls.

    ;)


    I'm just kidding WR... I really like Mac's... I just live in a Windows world... you gotta dance with the one that brung ya.
     
  18. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    you know the mac-happy dance is because there are NO viruses on the mac right? :p
     
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Well, as I said, you got two yesterday, I get over 50 a day.


    And WR, Viruses or no, Macs suck... and this is coming from an art kid. :p

    I keed, I don't mind Macs, but I'm still born and raised PC.