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MaryL
June 17th 10, 06:42 PM
I received a message from a good friend. The subject line was blank, but
when I
opened it I found that he has apparently been hacked. The message actually
led to a Viagra site. I am usually very careful when I click on links, but
my brain wasn't working very well on that one. I contacted him, and he said
his entire list of addresses was "grabbed," and everyone on it received that
message.

This appears to be the same problem as the one that someone on anecdotes
encountered. So, if any of you receive what looks like a message from me
but which does not have anything in the subject line, please discard it. It
looks like this is a widespread problem. However, I suspect that it is
malicious but one that may not be doing any actual damage (but well worth
avoiding). My virus checker did not find anything suspicious.

MaryL

cybercat
June 18th 10, 08:29 PM
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
...
>I received a message from a good friend. The subject line was blank, but
>when I
> opened it I found that he has apparently been hacked. The message actually
> led to a Viagra site. I am usually very careful when I click on links, but
> my brain wasn't working very well on that one. I contacted him, and he
> said his entire list of addresses was "grabbed," and everyone on it
> received that message.

Thanks, Mary, I got one of these from an old client in my address book, it
was also for a pharmaceutical company. I wish these people would figure out
that I don't have a penis. It should be obvious. If I did my IQ would be
lower.

har!

MLB[_2_]
June 18th 10, 09:05 PM
cybercat wrote:
> "MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
> ...
>> I received a message from a good friend. The subject line was blank, but
>> when I
>> opened it I found that he has apparently been hacked. The message actually
>> led to a Viagra site. I am usually very careful when I click on links, but
>> my brain wasn't working very well on that one. I contacted him, and he
>> said his entire list of addresses was "grabbed," and everyone on it
>> received that message.
>
> Thanks, Mary, I got one of these from an old client in my address book, it
> was also for a pharmaceutical company. I wish these people would figure out
> that I don't have a penis. It should be obvious. If I did my IQ would be
> lower.
>
> har!
>

and also your u-no-wot! har-har
>