[LINK] Email account utilization warning
drose at nla.gov.au
Thu Mar 4 16:46:31 EST 2004
If it is Netsky, there's some "big picture" background from the Register.
"The unknown authors of the Netsky and Bagle worms are battling in
cyberspace for control of vulnerable Windows PCs. Maybe. New versions of the
Bagle worm (e.g. Bagle-J) make derogatory comments about the Netsky worm's
creator within their virus code."
And so on.
Daniel Rose 62621599
National Library of Australia
From: Howard Lowndes [mailto:lannet at lannet.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:24 PM
To: Antony Barry
Cc: Link list
Subject: Re: [LINK] Email account utilization warning
On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 15:13, Antony Barry wrote:
> Amongst the ~80 spam messages a day which get to link for me to
> eliminate was the message below. Of course there was an attachment. I
> got a similar message addressed to me supposedly from the managers of
> It looks like somebody is targeting addresses on the basis of their
> Australian second level domain. As I've got a mac (and I assume the
> attachment was a windows executable) I couldn't do anything with the
> Anybody seen these? Are they a scam or malicious?
I think its the Netsky virus.
I have had them to .com.au and to .asn.au
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: staff at edu.au
> > Date: 3 March 2004 7:46:57 AM
> > To: link at www.anu.edu.au
> > Subject: Email account utilization warning.
> > Dear user, the management of Edu.au mailing system wants to let
> > you know that,
> > Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses
> > outgoing
> > from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to
> > clean up
> > your computer software.
> > Advanced details can be found in attached file.
> > Attached file protected with the password for security reasons.
> > Password is 04521.
> > Best wishes,
> > The Edu.au team http://www.edu.au
> phone : 02 6241 7659 | mailto:me at Tony-Barry.emu.id.au
> mobile: 04 1242 0397 | http://tony-barry.emu.id.au
> Link mailing list
> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
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