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Virus and it looks like it's from FerrariChat.com!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rob lay, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
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    Only reason I know is because I got the email. Y'all should know better than to open any zip or pif files by now unless you know 100% what it is. This one is tricky, because it looks very much like it actually came from me, but trust me it doesn't. It just looks at the domain name and uses that in the text of the email. Here's the email...

    One way you can know a valid email comes from me is I usually capitalize the C in chat. Although it looks like the "from" address is me, it's not, none of my computers are infected, but others with me in their address book are.

    I don't know how widespread it is. Anyone else receive it?

    A user from the site could of possibly created it on their own. They misspelled "unavailable". What idiots.
     
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  3. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    Been getting a lot of these pif messages lately the last one came from "foleys.com"

    don't know what they are but they get deleted and recycled.

    Thankfully on the MAC the impact of opening these is not as bad as it would be in a windows environment but i think I received 20 of them in the last 2 weeks....
     
  4. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I've been getting these attachments as well but I just trash them, that really sucks to hear Rob. With so many joining this site, this dingus most likely well never get caught. Good Luck.
     
  5. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    I also got one,it said "This is the file" and had a hotmail senders address thing is I did not know anyone of that name so just deleted it.
    Dave
     
  6. writerguy

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    my favorite one was from someone at a recruting company and it just had "Your Picture???"

    in the tag line and then EXPLAIN THIS! in the body of the message DELETE
     
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  8. GrigioGuy

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  9. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    My law school just got hit with it today... everyone got that email with the school's domain name on it. Luckily, the school sent out an email to warn everyone within a few minutes of receiving it.

    -R
     
  10. Victory

    Victory Formula Junior

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    I'm almost paranoid when I get mails with attached files.
     
  11. Agent Smith

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    My dad got one stating it was from me and it was a similar situation. Thanks for the warning.
     
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  13. Jason W

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    Just checked my email. Thank you Road Runner...

    Is this the same worm, even though it's not from Fchat?

     
  14. 150shot

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    I just got the same email at work, it just changed f-chat to my company name.....
     
  15. Jay GT4

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    I get about 2 or 3 of these a day! Haven't received the FChat one yet though, I'll be on the lookout now. Thanks.
     
  16. TimN88

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    I got one very much like that one, Rob. It claimed it was from ITS (information technology something something...), who runs the network im on. It looked very much like it was from them and had some convincing message to download a file. I obviously deleted it, but im sure there were alot of people who did click on it. Ive been getting so many emials fomr people i dont know and also emails bounced back to me that i didnt send! The fact that im getting email bounced back to me is confusing because i dont have the virus. The same has been happening to everyone on my network. Until now i thougth it was just a local problem.
     
  17. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I got two of these in my personal e-mail. One of them looked like it was from Yahoo, and the other from some someone I've never heard of. I didn't open any of them cause it just looked too fishy.
     
  18. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    At work, we've been getting flooded with emails that look like they're from associates (i.e. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) but they're not; they all have a similar statement regarding an email that we sent them (that we never really sent) containing a virus... Of course, every last one of those emails has an attachment... i'm sure if i downloaded them, things would go horribly awry... (Yes, even MORE horribly awry than usual...:D)
     
  19. marcos

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    Hi guys,

    We are probably talking about one off the Netsky virus versions. Real **** I should say. If you are infected, take a look at http://www.norman.com/virus_info/netsky_b_mm.shtml
    Here you can download a fix and see what the other versions off netsky are. Beware, because the B and D versions are highrisk worms...

    btw.
    Make an XXXXXX person and adress (XXXXX@XXX.XX) in your e-mail lists. Most worms can't spread if they find the first to be fake...
     
  20. aawil

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    What's sad is the pathetic losers that have nothing better to do than to create this garbage.
     
  21. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    great advice.... !!!!! thanks!!!!
     
  22. Darolls

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    Mr. Green?????
     
  23. Prugna 328

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    I received one tonight from someone I have never heard of with the heading of "Prugna is that the color of your car"? (Yes it is) but it didn't come thru the normal FerrariChat "You have a message format. And yes it did have an attachment.
     
  24. paulie_b

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    None received here. I'll keep a look out. Thanks for the heads up.
     

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