Virus Alert enail to .mac account

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by St. George, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. St. George macrumors member

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    #1
    Greetings

    I've received a couple of emails to my second emaol-only email account with .mac

    They read:

    Dear user xxxx@mac.com,

    Your email account has been used to send a huge amount of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages during this week.
    Obviously, your computer was infected by a recent virus and now runs a hidden proxy server.

    Please follow instruction in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.

    Virtually yours,
    The mac.com team.

    (Then there's an attached file to click)

    Obvioulsy I haven't clicked on this attached file and they do appear to be false mails (grammar for a start).

    What I'm wondering is how can I check for myself to see if I really am running a hidden proxy server.

    I'm on 10.3.4 and using the mac firewall.

    Regards
    .m.
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    #2
    Sounds like a bogus email designed to get you to click attachment which might do some harm. Ignore it.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    #3
    This is a rather old hoax.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #4
    This is a bogus email, but it's not a "hoax" per se..

    This is a virus email (the attachment is a Windows virus) generated by a Windows box infected with MyDoom.o.

    It won't hard your Mac. It won't infect your Mac. Go ahead and ignore it.
     
  5. St. George thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all.

    I tought it was another infected pc (ms) but just wanted to check - a lot of people have this particular email address as it's business related - kinda figures I'd get trouble from MS pcs as some point;)

    .m.
     
  6. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    #6
    View the long header, get the outgoing server's ip and whois.sc it. Then, contact the system admin of that server and alert them of whats going on.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #8
    Yes.. already noted above.

     

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