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RE: virus or hacked?
From: Chris Todd <ctodd () westernnews com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 10:53:47 -0700

Ok, let me kill this now,
To everyone that helped thank you very much..
to others I am sorry for posting off topic. I just now found out the server
admin left the server outside the firewall with many open ports.

again, thanks for all the help and sorry for the off topic spam.

Chris Todd
Computer Technician
Western Newspapers, Inc.

Resistance is Futile

From:         McBurnett, Jim
Sent:         Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:48 AM
To:   Todd Mitchell - lists; Chris Todd
Cc:   nanog () nanog org
Subject:      RE: virus or hacked?

->| -----Original Message-----
->| From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On Behalf
->| Chris Todd
->| Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 12:33 PM
->| To: 'nanog () merit edu'
->| Subject: virus or hacked?
->| Good morning:
->| I was wondering if anyone has seen this message on a win2k server
->| and
->| might be able to help me
->| Message from destroyer to you on 8/19/2003 11:24:53pm
->| Make this your last pop-up ever Destroy all these pop-up for a
->fraction of
->| the price of our competitors!!!
->| go to www. messagdestroyer.net
->| This is all in a plain windows box(gray box with an ok button at the
->| bottom
->| and the X is the upper right corner)
->This is a standard Windows messenger (not MSN messenger) spam.  If you
->don't use the Windows messenger service, disable the "messenger"
->service.  SPAM will stop.

If you have this showing up on a server that is behind a firewall, you 
may have a MUCH bigger problem.  The access to the messenger service
requires access to a specific port, and this problem normally only
itslef when the server/workstation is plugged directly into an internet
with a real world IP on one of it's network cards!!!!!

If you are not behind a firewall/router of even the linksys family, shame
on you.
If you are behind a firewall... Oh boy, better look for some security


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