Re: A new level of spam?

Subject: Re: A new level of spam?
From: Richard Burkhart <richard -at- khanfusion -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:44:10 -0700

Malware/viruses used to be the digital equivalent of spraypainting
graffiti on walls. That was years ago ... now there is a lot of money
to be made.

Suzette Leeming wrote:
> These are malware, which is spreading at an alarming rate - 8 to 11 million
> per hour. DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING in this emails or you will be infected. The
> best thing to do, as Bonnie did, is to create a rule to send them immedately
> to junk mail.
> They have already changed once, and uses a variety of filenames. It used to
> be CNN: Daily Alert Top 10 and is now CNN: My Custom Alerts, or something
> like that.
> I fail to understand why someone would create something like this, other
> than a sick, perverted desire to spread chaos and destruction. Are they
> proud of their accomplishments when they see it reported in the news? I
> always think it must be a kid because surely adults are too mature for this
> type of prank. There's no money in it, unless they made a huge bet with
> someone that it could be done.
> Whatever; these days one must be ever vigilent (and have good AV software).
> Suzette Leeming
> Stouffville, ON
> On 8/20/08, Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> wrote:
>> Yes, I am getting those same spam e-mails. Something is allowing it to
>> escape the normal junk filters, so I have been creating my own rules.
>> Bonnie Granat
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From:
>>> techwr-l-bounces+bgranat=granatedit -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+bgranat <techwr-l-bounces%2Bbgranat>=
>> granatedit -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l
>>> .com] On Behalf Of Guy K. Haas
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:14 PM
>>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>> Subject: A new level of spam?
>>> Hey gang,
>>> Lately, my Mozilla Thunderbird mail client has been letting a
>>> lot of cr*p
>>> through its Bayesian filters, not marking it as spam. Lots
>>> of "Brittany
>>> Spears nude...." and "CNN alerts" and "MSNBC alerts" and
>>> "Acai cleanse"
>>> trash.


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A new level of spam?: From: Guy K. Haas
RE: A new level of spam?: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: A new level of spam?: From: Suzette Leeming

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