*Beware* WeGame Spam email

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Garandhero, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. Garandhero

    Garandhero Notebook Deity

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    Hi everyone,

    Be on the look out for an email from WEGAME saying a picture of you and a freind has been posted. This is a spam email,and will copy the email to everyone in your contacts list.

    As far as I can tell it does not actually include a virus.

    P.S. I did not fall for this, my girlfreind did... OOPS!
     
  2. xleonid

    xleonid Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. Vinyard

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    Thanks for letting us know. I don't think I would fall for it but it's still nice of you to let us know. Just out of curiosity... what's the purpose of this spam mail if it doesn't include a virus?
     
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    Thanks..good to know.
     
  5. ghtry

    ghtry Newbie

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    As a general rule of thumb, never click links in an email message. This is especially true of unsolicited mail.

    You can also check the sender's reputation at the following link: http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

    For example: somedude@yahoo.com
    You can take the address after the @ symbol (yahoo.com) and lookup the ip address, then enter that address in the blacklist check. Spam comes in many flavors and is not always easy to spot. Depending on your email provider, spam may be more or less frequent.

    Be cautious entering your email in a webform. Don't click links or open attachments (especially in an unsolicited email). If in doubt, delete the email. Also be sure that you deny remote images in HTML based email. This is a tactic used by some spammers to verify emails. Your client would request the remote images from some website (usually through a specially crafted URL) and it allows the spammer to know you checked the email and that the email address is valid.
     
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