[unisog] Super-hidden spamming exploits?

Matt Crawford crawdad at fnal.gov
Thu Sep 25 15:49:06 GMT 2003


On Thursday, Sep 25, 2003, at 09:37 America/Chicago, Rita Seplowitz 
Saltz wrote:
> Greetings.
>
> We've seen a number of student-owned MS Windows machines exploited by 
> spammers, even after the "usual suspects" have been addressed 
> (administrator password, backdoors, remote code, spyware, assorted 
> viruses) and the systems are believed to have been locked down 
> securely.
>
> Has anyone else seen this kind of thing?  And, if so,  have you any 
> helpful insights to offer?

IE exploits when the student surfs to a nasty web site.  I've seen one 
case and the spamming started immediately after a visit to a web site.



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