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Re: ** SPAM ** : [WARNING: VIRUS REMOVED]price-21-Oct-2009

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:55:03 -0700

On Oct 21, 2009, at 5:17 PM, Paul Charlton wrote:

> General question here ... does it appear that the account of someone
> real
> was hijacked by a botnet, or did the bot manage to register itself?
> I have
> seen a similar problem on other list servers in the past 2 weeks ...

I think the address describes a real person. There are (non-
subscriber) posts in several projects with that email address, a real
human name, and legitimate-sounding questions and comments.

Here's one example:


I can only speculate how this got hijacked, but it looks not
inconsistent with a mailer virus, so perhaps the user just needs a
hygiene lesson?

Jack Repenning
Chief Technology Officer
CollabNet, Inc.
8000 Marina Boulevard, Suite 600
Brisbane, California 94005
office: +1 650.228.2562
twitter: http://twitter.com/jrep

Received on 2009-10-22 03:55:16 CEST

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