[Dshield] Polish Baloney

Ed Truitt ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Wed Oct 22 20:44:01 GMT 2003

>  What follows is an email I recieved that says that
> my computer is sending infected emails to everyone 
> in my address book.
> First of all I don't have an address book. And
> second of all there is no email program installed 
> on my machine.
> If someone with my email addy in their address book is
> guilty, how can I find out who it is so I can tell them?
> Thanks in advance.             Mel.  
> This e-mail is generated by the krypton.azoty.pulawy.pl mail server to
> warn you that the e-mail
> sent by <not disclosed> to <not disclosed> is infected with virus: 
Win32/Bugbear.B at mm.

Some people consider this spam.  It is an auto-notify being sent out by 
an email A/V product (in this case, RAV).  Somebody had Bugbear.  IIRC, 
this is one of the email-borne virii that spoofs the "From:" address by 
using one it finds in an address book, or in a browser cache, which 
causes the A/V programs to drive us all nuts with bogus warnings.

There is probably not much you can do, except to filter on these.

Ed Truitt
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