Re: NANFA-L-- OT Fwd: Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:33:33 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 wrote:

> In a message dated 4/27/05 12:15:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Looks like you sent him the W32.Mytob.AG-in-mm virus. His mail server rejected
> > it. The virus probably initiated the mail to be sent (many virus infections
> > do this to propogate themselves).
> Hmmm, I have an updated version of AVG virus scan that runs every 24 hours.
> Maybe it was sent in my name but not from my computer. Has anyone else received
> a virus from me lately?

Ok, before we all go crazy, what many bugs/viruses/worms do is spoof
outgoing email addresses, thus the email didn't come from you Moon, it
just had your outgoing email address (but when the mailer responded it
responds to your address as that appears to be where it came from). The
original source is likely someone who has you in their addressbook, that
is where most of these bugs get the spoofed addresses from. They figure
(bug writers that is) that if it comes from someone in your addressbook
you are more likely to trust them, and thus click on the attachment and
infect yourself.

So relax, you almost certainly don't have a virus.

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