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My Email Got Hacked? Help Needed!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jiajilah, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. jiajilah

    jiajilah Junior Member

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    I keep receiving viagra email from myself (my domain) :|
    The sender is me, the receiver is me.
    How they do it and any idea how can I fix it?
    Thanks for your urgent assist!
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Check the headers of the email, it's probably not really you. That's just is a trick to increase the open rates.
     
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  3. jiajilah

    jiajilah Junior Member

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    Okay... I guess the fake the header.
    But is there anything we can do about it?
    For example if they happen to fake sales@dell.com and send spam mail to everyone, what Dell can do about it?
     
  4. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Not much, they have to track them down themselves, and send them a cease and desist letter. Than if they don't stop after that they can take them to court if they can find them.
     
  5. theleadsource

    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe you should just buy some Viagra... it's not your fault that your equipment is not working anymore.
     
  6. cronner

    cronner Newbie

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    Forging the from address in an email is trivial. Look at the last Received field in your the email header/message source. If you don't use that ip/domain, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    make a filter to send it to the trash.
     
  8. jiajilah

    jiajilah Junior Member

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    Ya, I made a filter to this.
    But i'm wondering if there is a way to stop these rubbish.
    Fxxk these players...

    This is what i got from the spam mail.
    http://whois.domaintools.com/areamajor.com

    Their "unsubscribe", "contact us", etc all link to a yahoo link.
    Wondering if that a PPC link...
     
  9. bdmedia

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    contact your hosting provider, those types of emails shouldn't even make it pass the most basic of filters.