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RE: Annoying virus being mailed to me
From: "Phillips, Mike" <PhillipsMike () otc army mil>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 13:07:32 -0600
Our IT department has things set up to scan for viruses and block all
"virusy" email inbound, so I haven't seen this particular problem. At home,
where I am the IT department, I've set up my email program to not download
mail from certain addresses that I find either offensive or "virusy." It
sits on the server until some IT magic causes it to go away.
From: Chris Carter [mailto:chris.carter () ebunda com]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 3:54 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Annoying virus being mailed to me
For the last two months or so I have been receiving emails with the
I-Worm/Sobig virus attached about twice a day. My anti-virus sw protects
me well so I am not infected in any way (nor has anybody else here).
Initially, I used to ignore the messages and delete them; after a couple
of weeks I decided to trace the source IP from the mail header and send
complaint messages to the corresponding ISP. But the Bast**d keeps
finding other IP's to mail me from. Messages come from big () boss com Is
anyone else being targeted? Is this a common occurrence? Am I the only
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 27.01.2003