[Ansteorra] My ID stolen from elsewhere

Muirchu Faolon at plaiddragon.net
Tue Mar 9 15:27:48 PST 2004

All said is true, however, in this case I believe the culprit to have to
have spoof via internet. By this I mean, who ever did this simply
captured an address from some internet email server, spoofed the
indentity and initiated the virus. As it seems to change originator from
each infected server (possibly even ISP) it does not have to necessarily
infect your computer to spoof you. (pretend to be you) as yet I have not
been able to track any virus which uses this method but I would caution
that your computer doesn't have to be infected for these type of virus
to spoof you.


Just For Your Info...

-----Original Message-----
From: ansteorra-bounces at ansteorra.org
[mailto:ansteorra-bounces at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of charles
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 9:09 PM
To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] My ID stolen from elsewhere

Nope, she's right... Mac, lotus, etc. Any O.S. that's not as popular as
Windows isn't usually targeted. The virus we've been seeing lately (
spoofs ) a header from the address book taken from the infected computer
makes it look like it's from that computer.
I've gotten spoofed e-mails from my ISP, from Ansteorra.org, even
Although this is coming from someone we know and has this list in their
address book, it's quite impossible to find the correct return path
by studying the e-mail received. If your virus protection isn't
up to date don't open any e-mail attachments from anyone, even if you
them until you've called and verified with them that they indeed sent it
you. The only reason I'm answering this one is that I've been accused
of the exact same thing. Knowledge is power. If we use it to our
these miscreants who seek to interrupt our  method of choice in
communication will have failed.

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