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Re: virus or hacked?

  • From: Gregory Hicks
  • Date: Wed Aug 20 13:48:09 2003

> From: Chris Todd <ctodd@westernnews.com>
> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:32:30 -0700
> 
> 
> Good morning:
> I was wondering if anyone has seen this message on a win2k server
> before and might be able to help me

Chris:

This is the new spam technique using the windows "admin" pop-up
vector.

Supposed to be used by an Admin to send messages of some import to all
their users on a particular server.

That the popup showed up means you have some patching to do as well as
some (3 - I think) ports to block on your firewall.

See the NANOG archives for more details.

Regards,
Gregory Hicks

> 
> Message from destroyer to you on 8/19/2003 11:24:53pm
> Make this your last pop-up ever Destroy all these pop-up for a 
fraction of
> the price of our competitors!!!
> go to www. messagdestroyer.net
> 
> This is all in a plain windows box(gray box with an ok button at the 
bottom
> and the X is the upper right corner)
> 
> Any help or insight would much appreciated!!
> 
> Thanks
> Chris Todd
> Computer Technician
> Western Newspapers, Inc.
> (928)775-2499
> 
> Resistance is Futile

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