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« on: March 20, 2004, 11:08:15 PM »

Looks like someone may have hacked or pulled off email from this board to send a virus via e-mail and make it look like it came from me (or the administrator/site).

I just got the following message sent to my very own email account:

Dear user of,

Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up
your computer software.

Advanced details can be found in attached file.

    The team       

Whatever you do - do NOT open the attachemnt that comes with this email if indeed you get this e-mail. It did not come from this site or myself. It is a virus and should be deleted immediately.

Don't people have better things to do with their time?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2004, 11:09:09 PM by Cal » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 12:06:01 AM »

Thanks for the heads up Cal.

For anyone who thinks they might have installed it, or just want to search their system for viruses anyways, you can go here for a free anit-virus program.

Just a note, you should never open attachements in your e-mail anyway. Unless you absolutley know who they're coming from and they notify you just before they're sending it.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2004, 12:13:29 AM by Brendan » Logged
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 03:00:12 PM »

Don't people have better things to do with their time?

Some people steal cars for kicks, other people hack and  program virus's kicks. They are pathetic!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2004, 03:00:59 PM by masterchief » Logged
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