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  • Hacked?

    A quick question to the more computer literate among you.

    Have I been hacked?

    Last week, my work started receiving virus e-mails and some were e-mailed to me.

    I didn't open them, just deleted them.

    Now both Ladyboygrimsby and my Girlfriend have received e-mails from both of my separate e-mail accounts that have a virus - and I aint sent them!

    My Girlfriend has also got a mail from LBG that he didn't send (I think?&#33 that had a virus.

    What can I do to get rid of this foul scourge upon my good name?

    Has a nasty virus infected my computer or just my e-mail accounts and if the latter, how the blooming hell did it do it?
    He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

  • #2
    Sounds like your computer has been infected with some sort of virus. You need some anti-virus software and a full system scan. Basically no one should be online without some anti-virus software and a decent firewall these days. This site will scan your computer for free although personally I'd get something like Norton Internet Security which contains NAV and a firewall. I'm not sure what it costs to buy but *cough*Kazaa Lite*cough* ahem, excuse me.

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    • #3
      I got a suspicious looking email with attachment off you earlier today Hayd - I just deleted it. Chances are everyone in your personal address book has received one!
      I can snailmail you the latest Norton Antivirus disc if you want.
      new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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      • #4
        Hey&#33; All the emails I get from Hayd are &#39;dodgy&#39; or &#39;suspect&#39;. . &#33; &#33; &#33;



        Sorry to hear you got troubles bro - was damn good to catch up with you at the weekend.

        If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (Hadrian Elephant @ Feb. 24 2004,20:03)]Now both Ladyboygrimsby and my Girlfriend have received e-mails from both of my separate e-mail accounts that have a virus - and I aint sent them&#33;
          There is a virus doing the rounds that sets up it&#39;s own email server on the infected computer then sends emails to any address with the from addresses of other people in the address book - it&#39;s possible that this is happening to you and it&#39;s not you, but someone that has the email of the circle that got emails supposedly from you. You should check this with anti-virus stuff anyway.
          Errr..Hambone?

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          • #6
            Cheers Lads&#33;

            Col, that Norton disc would be very much appreciated. I&#39;ll PM you my address.

            Apologies in advance to any Vultures who receive a dodgy (or dodgier than usual&#33 e-mail from me.

            Normal sevice will (hopefully) be resumed as quickly as possible.
            He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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            • #7
              If you want some free anti-virus software, then follow this link and go to &#39;AVG Free Edition&#39; on the options on the left of the page:

              Grisoft

              I&#39;ve been using it for while and it seems pretty good - although you do need to re-visit the site every couple of weeks or so to upgrade the database of viruses it works from.
              The Pop Music Library

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              • #8
                I&#39;m still having trouble&#33;

                I tried to download both the Grisoft and Trend Micros programmes and both times it stopped doing it saying &#39;the source file could not be read&#39;

                OOh ek&#33;

                What now?

                Oh and this appears to be the worm in question:

                [email protected] Last Updated 2/18/04 12:48pM

                CIT has been notified of a new variant of the [email protected] email virus called [email protected] This is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads via mapped network drives C through Z searching for folder names containing the word &quot;Share&quot; or &quot;Sharing&quot; used by P2P applications such as KaZaa. The email component searches for email addresses in files with the extentions .msg, .oft, .sht, .dbx, .tbb, .adb,.doc, .wab, .asp, .uin, .rtf, .vbs, .html, .htm, .pl, .php, .txt and .eml files. By using its own SMTP engine the worm sends copies of itself to all found contacts.

                In email form, [email protected] appears as follows:

                Fromaddress is spoofed)

                Subjectone of the following)

                * hi
                * hello
                * read it immediately
                * something for you
                * warning
                * information
                * stolen
                * fake
                * unknown

                The message bodyone of the following)

                * anything ok?
                * what does it mean?
                * ok
                * i&#39;m waiting
                * read the details
                * here is the document
                * read it immediately&#33;
                * my hero
                * here
                * is that true?
                * is that your name?
                * is that your account?
                * i wait for a reply&#33;
                * is that from you?
                * you are a bad writer
                * I have your password&#33;
                * something about you&#33;
                * kill the writer of this document&#33;
                * i hope it is not true&#33;
                * your name is wrong
                * i found this document about you
                * yes, really?
                * that is bad
                * here it is
                * see you
                * greetings
                * stuff about you?
                * something is going wrong&#33;
                * information about you
                * about me
                * from the chatter
                * here, the serials
                * here, the introduction
                * here, the cheats
                * that&#39;s funny
                * do you?
                * reply
                * take it easy
                * why?
                * thats wrong
                * misc
                * you earn money
                * you feel the same
                * you try to steal
                * you are bad
                * something is going wrong
                * something is fool

                Attachmentone of the following) ZIP file with double extension like .doc.pif, .rtf.com, .rtf.scr, .txt.exe (22,016 bytes )

                * document
                * msg
                * doc
                * talk
                * message
                * creditcard
                * details
                * attachment
                * me
                * stuff
                * posting
                * textfile
                * concert
                * information
                * note
                * bill
                * swimmingpool
                * product
                * topseller
                * ps
                * shower
                * aboutyou
                * nomoney
                * found
                * story
                * mails
                * website
                * friend
                * jokes
                * location
                * final
                * release
                * dinner
                * ranking
                * object
                * mail2
                * part2
                * disco
                * party
                * misc
                He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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                • #9
                  SOMETHING IS FOOL&#33;
                  *

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] ]   * kill the writer of this document&#33;


                    how about a virus that says... &quot;my style is better than yours&quot; or &quot;that&#39;s a booty reissue, sucker&#33;&quot;

                    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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                    • #11
                      just found out this has happened on my work machine too, despite all the latest patches and the latest update of norton antivirus and a stack of firewall software... so watch out&#33;
                      http://www.blaxploitation.com
                      Chops for show, groove for dough.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (Hadrian Elephant @ Feb. 25 2004,20:22)]CIT has been notified of a new variant of the [email protected] email virus called [email protected] This is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads via mapped network drives C through Z searching for folder names containing the word &quot;Share&quot; or &quot;Sharing&quot; used by P2P applications such as KaZaa. The email component searches for email addresses in files with the extentions .msg, .oft, .sht, .dbx, .tbb, .adb,.doc, .wab, .asp, .uin, .rtf, .vbs, .html, .htm, .pl, .php, .txt and .eml files. By using its own SMTP engine the worm sends copies of itself to all found contacts.
                        This is the kind of virus which makes people believe that they have a virus when they actually don&#39;t. I think that, unless, you&#39;ve got an email like this *and* openened the attachment then you won&#39;t be infected. Though people might get emails which appear to be from you, the addresss are spoofed - so you give the impression of being infected when you are not.
                        Errr..Hambone?

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                        • #13
                          Personally, I&#39;d buy a Mac
                          We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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                          • #14
                            Virrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrus.


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                            • #15
                              An additional warning: just connected to the net, and instead of going direct to the homepage, the computer immediately presented a pop up asking whether I wanted to download a file from guardian.co[1] (homepage is The Guardian, for my sins). Very persistent - cancel it, try to get onto the net, up it pops again...until I reset the hompage to blank in the control panel. Looks like the virus (or another one) might now possibly be mimicing stored website addresses as well as email ones. Done a scan, and there&#39;s no virus IN the machine: clearly, it&#39;s TRYING to replicate itself, and getting more persistent and sophisticated. Anyone else had this variant/new worm, whatever it is?

                              Keep &#39;em peeled...
                              a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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