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Warning - new trend of attempts to infect ISP users (possibly virus)

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Tue Mar 02 22:05:41 2004

I have just seen emails (several different kinds) pretending to be sent 
from 3 of my isp domains to users of those domains warning users that 
their email account would be disabled and asking to open a .pif attachment.
I know largest ISPs probably have expierenced this but I believe what I 
have seen today means they are after ISPs (or possibly just after any 
domains with number of email addresses under them) of all sizes right at 
the moment. All emails we received from the same source ip -
Please check your email base for what looks like the following
(in the examples I changed everything to, actually every isp 
domain received different example of this, only first one is exact).

Example 1:
Subject: Email account utilization warning.

Hello  user  of e-mail server,

Your e-mail account has  been temporary disabled  because  of unauthorized

For further details see the  attach.

Best wishes,
   The team                     

Example 2:
Subject: Warning about your e-mail account.

Dear user of "" mailing system,

Our main mailing server  will be temporary  unavaible  for next two days,
to  continue receiving mail in these  days you  have  to  configure  our 
free auto-forwarding service.

Further details  can be  obtained  from attached  file.

   The team                   

Subject: Warning about your e-mail account.

Dear user, the management of mailing system wants to let you 
know that,

Some of our clients complained  about the spam (negative e-mail content)
outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been  infected by
a  proxy-relay trojan  server. In order to keep  your  computer safe,
follow the instructions.

Please, read  the attach for further details.

The Management,
     The team                   

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