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Re: Re: viruses being sent to this list
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 10:50:31 -0500
On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:26:36 EST, Jason Freidman <jason.full-disclosure () compnski com> said:
The frequency of these compared to regular virus emails makes it seem that
some viruses actively target these type of addresses.
That's only because only 23 people or so had your e-mail address on their disks
(until you posted that, anyhow ;), so you don't see spewage from a virus until
one of those 23 gets nailed.
On the other hand, there's probably more like 2,300 people on the freshmen-2007
list, which means 100 times the chance that one of them will get nailed and
then find the list's address on the victim's disk for scraping.