I apologize - re-reading this sounds very accusatory, and that is not what I
meant. This virus, when infecting a system, searches for an email address
list and the mails itself to everyone on the list using addresses found in the
list as the 'from' address. Therefore, your system is probably not infected
and I regret my intimation of same. Please accept my apology (I've been
dealing with, like others on this list, hundreds of these messages daily, and
dashed off a quick note to the list without correctly engaging my brain.)
Someone out there somewhere, who has your address, and the list address, in
their address directory is infected, and their computer is sending email with
you (and everyone else on that particular list) as 'from' addresses.
Here is the email as it appeared on the LSR list.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 03 September 2003 18:25
Subject: Re: Wicked screensaver
See the attached file for details
Once again, please accept my apology. I'll try to keep my brain better
From: Chris R Harris [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 04 September 2003 19:58
To: LSR list; Waldron, James
Subject: Re: Wicked screensaver - Warning - virus carrier - the other one
Your accusation has got me at a total loss. I do not have any virus's in my
computer and have had it professionally checked as well as using my up to date
I have only just arrived home from Bonneville having been away for over 3
weeks. I most certainly never sent any attachments out to anyone since being
home let alone any screensavers. In fact about the only out going mail I've
sent was to the list describing how Speedweek went for us.
Please explain what you received as your not even in my address book and how
this can be corrected.
This is another current big virus.
Emails with this Subject are carrying one of the current
virus infections as an attachment. Delete any with this subject,
don't be fooled thinking this is actually a screensaver.
In this case, it's good that the list removes attachments.
(Yesford has a bad case.)
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