Sure we can blame Outlook -- but an Outlook on the machine of someone else
who happens to have you in his address book.
That's the likely scenario because that's how Klez and Bugbear work.
Unlikely that your ISP got hacked. Nobody specifically targeted you or your
address -- the viruses steal them from address books at random. If the
victim has email@example.com in his address book, you could get one
that purports to come from Dubya hisself.
Man, that was a LOOOOng Thanksgiving! Bet there's no leftover turkey! :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Gambony" <BritBits@tiu.net>
To: "Tom Strange" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Joe Curry" <Spitlist@gte.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 6:51 PM
Subject: RE: britbits????? & Jim Gambony
> I'm just back home from visiting the family for Thanksgiving.
> No, I didn't send anything. Can anyone tell me when it was "sent"... I
> to talk to my ISP to see if they've been hacked.
> And no, Microsoft Outlook can't be blamed this time... the PC was shut off
> from Nov 24 until an hour ago.
> Jim Gambony
> '76 Spitfire DM autocrosser... and a few other toys! :-)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > Behalf Of Tom Strange
> > Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 5:14 PM
> > To: Joe Curry
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: britbits????? & Jim Gambony
> > Joe,
> > Thanks, I thought it sounded familiar.....
> > Jim are you out there & did you send something???
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Joe Curry" <Spitlist@gte.net>
> > To: "Tom Strange" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 4:44 PM
> > Subject: Re: britbits?????
> > > Tom,
> > > It is fellow FOTer Jim Gambony. But it may not have been sent by him.
> > > Several worms are floating around the internet these days picking up
> > > email addresses from people's address books. If you have the latest
> > > virus definitions, it is probably safe to open the attachment.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Joe (C)
> > >
> > > Tom Strange wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > > I just recieved an email with an attachment "language" from
> > "britbits.
> > > > Just off hand I'm not sure who this is.... did anyone else get it,
> > know
> > > > what it is...
> > > > Not opening it untill I know more, but I hate to throw
> > something away
> > from a
> > > > list member either..
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > > Tom