[time-nuts] 2... more

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Tue Oct 4 11:39:03 EDT 2011


I forgot to add that malware scans of their machines have found no
infections AFAIK.

-John

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> There has to be more to it than that.  Knowing a member's email
> address is not a key into the time-nuts (or yahoo) lists.
>
> For instance, if I spoof my return and from addresses to be the same
> as my time-nuts subscribed email address, and send a message to
> time-nuts at febo.com from one of my non-subscribed email servers, it
> gets dutifully ignored.  It came from the wrong email account on the
> wrong server.
>
> The simple Occam's Razor style answer, in my opinion, is the hijacked
> user's PC has been breached by a typical Windows PC trojan horse
> spambot program, and is spewing out spam emails through the hijacked
> user's PC's email program.
>
> Right?
>
> -Chuck Harris
>
> J. Forster wrote:
>> I own/moderate a number of Groups with>10,000 members total and I see
>> about one of these a day.
>>
>> In most cases, the hijacker gets the victim's email address via a social
>> media site. Apparently what happens is that when people sign up, the
>> site
>> grabs your address book unliss you are savvy enough to explicitly
>> opt-out.
>>
>> When this happens, you can essentially kiss that email address goodbye.
>>
>> -John
>
>






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