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July 26th, 2004, 02:13 PM #1
I received a virus (MyDoom.O) sent *only* to an email address used by CJ and its merchants. Specificially, the email originated from 22.214.171.124, registered to:
OrgName: Silicon Beach Communications
Address: 501 Bath Street
City: Santa Barbara
The body of the email read:
Dear user **munged**, Mail server administrator of **munged** would like to let you know that,
Your e-mail account has been used to send a large amount of spam during this week.
Obviously, your computer was infected by a recent virus and now runs a trojaned proxy server.
Please follow our instructions in order to keep your computer safe.
**munged**.com support team.
This is clealy a virus, and one that's either infected CJ or a merchant. I can't identify the IP address other than the information above. So, be very careful opening mail.. it might not be what you expect!
July 26th, 2004, 02:38 PM #2
I've received a bunch of these today, and many of the from and to addresses are dictionary attacks, meaning that they randomly chose addresses. It's not necessarily a merchant (or CJ) that is infected.
July 26th, 2004, 02:44 PM #3
I can confirm this - I have received (as has most of the Internet) a bunch of these today too.Todd Crawford
Co-Founder, Impact Radius
Give me a minute before I post again
July 26th, 2004, 02:50 PM #4
It's not a dictionary attack, and the address hasn't been harvested from anywhere other than CJ. I'm not saying it *is* CJ, it might be a merchant.
We got hit with these in my real-life work too. It happens.. viruses spread so quickly now and anti-virus software takes a while to catch up. Even in the sort of Fortune 500 company I work for IRL these things can sneak through.
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