[SpamCop-List] Re: Yahoo Groups?
spamtrap at mrsmith.com
Thu Apr 28 23:46:59 EDT 2005
"Daniel W. Johnson" <panoptes at iquest.net> wrote in message
news:1gvqs8r.1b4xbfhl3gkuqN%panoptes at iquest.net...
> Mr. Smith <spamtrap at mrsmith.com> wrote:
>> A "message" just got bounced back to me as rejected. Within the message
>> is a
>> Netsky virus. This looks like an attempt to spread a virus via Yahoo
>> I assume my address got picked up from some spammers list or Outlook
> It might be even simpler from that. Netsky seems to send to addresses
> harvested from various files, including archived email and cached web
> pages; it doesn't use such sources only for spoofing the from address.
> Anyone with Yahoo group messages on their system will have the
> unsubscribe address in their archive. Some groups are configured to
> also include the subscribe address at the bottom of each message, or the
> subscribe address is likely to be in the browser cache if the user has
> recently visited the group's home page.
> Daniel W. Johnson
Makes sense, that's why Yahoo sent both a subscribe confirmation and an
unsubscribe confirmation for the same group
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