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Re: Virus emails from nanog mail list
- From: Steven M. Bellovin
- Date: Tue Aug 19 13:01:05 2003
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David Diaz writes:
>Spam may be off topic but in this case relevant. Has anyone else
>noticed bounced emails that appear to have origionated from their
>nanog email boxes and contain viruses?
>Obviously some bot has gone threw the nanog list and is now forging
>headers such that they appear to come from those addresses, and they
>are attaching viruses.
>The IP address (which may or may not be accurate) appears to be
>Has anyone else noticed this recently?
I've gotten hundreds of such bounce messages today. Only a few have
Received: lines, but those have differed. I don't know for sure if
it's the nanog list, since I don't use a different email address for it.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb