Re: HELP, my g-mail address has been "hijacked"!!

Subject: Re: HELP, my g-mail address has been "hijacked"!!
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:47:15 -0700 (PDT)

This sounds like someone who emails you got pwnt by a trojan, virus or
worm. The bad digital biology is now plundering their address book, and
faking your name as well as others.

My suggestion is to change your "personal name" on gmail to be
something distinctive, so people get used to seeing something like

"Wormless Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>

--- Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com> wrote:

> I had several emails in my g-mail spam box that had my address on
> them. The
> only difference was that the first letter was capitalized (mine is
> all lower
> case). As someone has pointed out, this doesn't mean that my gmail
> account
> has been compromised. I just don't want anyone to be infected with
> malware
> because they opened an email they thought was from a list member.
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