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CNN Alerts Spam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by comparco, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. comparco

    comparco Regular Member

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    Is anybody else getting CNN spam email. This is coming in on an email I use only for Pa*yPa*l. The only things I have purchased recently are on BHW and DP.
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  2. DeadEyesOpened

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    I'm getting a stack of it at work.
     
  3. soulchief

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    yea, im getting alot in my spam box.
     
  4. Gogeta

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    Yeah it links to a malware infected site.
     
  5. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    It's a trojan sending out the crap. Either you've emailed someone that got trojand or you have a common email address.. My software support address would get a metric ass ton of that bullshit until i setup URLBL + SRBL + Spam assassin on my inbound mx.. Now rarely 1 makes it through ;)
     
  6. retsuca

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    I'm getting it on my college mail account
     
  7. blackknyt

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    I'm getting it too reckon a lot of people would install the malware
     
  8. Jaz

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    yea just noticed it today in my spam folder, tons of it
     
  9. loreen

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    Yes, me too :)
     
  10. imfh

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    I get 5-10 a day.
     
  11. blade

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    I get it to 5 different mail accounts
     
  12. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    I thought someone was playing a joke on me. I've been getting about 500 of these a day (they come from all different email addresses). It's been going for like a week now. I actually turned off my server side spam blocking because it was blocking important emails, this is making me seriously consider turning it back on.
     
  13. comparco

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    Thanks for the response guys. I hope they give up soon, although they only need one in every million I suppose.
    I am only getting it from one email, my paypol one. It may be someone I bought from is infected. I have just set a rule in outlook to delete any email with cnn alert header, seems to work.
    surf safe
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  14. knungchucks

    knungchucks Registered Member

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    Yip im gettin a shit load off them
     
  15. battman323

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    Funny how we all get the same spam. Those CNN ones are really pissing me off.
     
  16. jmhmedia

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    I got it too and I've been getting like 3-4 a day for the past week.
    They did a good job though, the e-mail looks legit. I'm sure they are building one hell of a net.
     
  17. aquarius

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    3-4? You are lucky, got about 175 just today!! And it comes from my pay**pal account email.
     
  18. popcrdom29

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    I've been getting these too. Whatever you do, don't click on any of the links within the email. As mentioned above, it's full of malware designed to infiltrate your PC. I checked it out on an older PC I use for just for testing software and my anti-virus program blocked the intrusion.

    This email is hard to block because they us some type of domain rotator. Block one and other emails still get thru with a similar domain. Those RAT BASTARDS.
     
  19. BlackBeret

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    I wish that was the only one I'm getting. On top of about 500 of those a day I'm also getting:

    Inter*net Exp*lorer 7 from admin@micros*oft
    UPS Notifications
    greet**indcard.org is making a comeback
    CNN Daily Top 10
     
  20. maddhatter

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    Same here :(