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Friday, 8 June 2012

A trojaned proxy server?

This arrived today.


From: Automatic Email Delivery Software <noreply@drsolly.com>
To: drsollyp@drsolly.com
Subject: DELIVERY REPORTS ABOUT YOUR E-MAIL
Parts/Attachments:
   1 Shown    10 lines  Text
   2          30 KB     Application
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Dear user of drsolly.com,

Your account has been used to send a large amount of spam during the recent week.
Obviously, your computer was infected by a recent virus and now contains a trojaned proxy server.

Please follow instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.

Best regards,
The drsolly.com support team.



Actually, I run drsolly.com, and I am the drsolly.com support team. Also I'm the only user.

I get quite a lot of spam like this; they're trying to get me to run the enclosed trojan, which (I'd guess) would make me part of a botnet, although I'd also guess that this would only work if I were running Windows, which I'm not.

 I also get "Wouldn't it be great if you had a PhD" spam. Well, I find it funny.

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