I just got an email from your looks suspicious. Here it is:
How are you? News: http://petertroon.com/fast.php It was shown on the Oprah's show!
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
Looks like about 20 other people got the same email. You may have a problem?
I'd think it should be fine if the Oprah says it's OK.
My antivirus program stopped me from opening this.Take care if opening this link.
Looks like Stan has a trojan virus.
Speaking of trojans, sales are off the charts in South Korea since they just de-criminalized adultery.
I got the same thing in my spam folder. I ran my virus scan, a few minutes ago, I'll do it again. Sorry for the problem.
I just ran the McAfee scan again, it said there are no issues. I dunno what happened, sorry for any problems. As I said, I got the same message in my spam folder. I just delete all the spam every day so I didn't even look to see who it came from.
I got a similar one with an .nl suffix. I hope no one clicks on the link above!
I have about 1600 email addresses in my account. I have not heard from anyone other than MTFCA forum people that I have sent anything out. I just ran the Kaspersky Security scan and it does not show anything either. The only thing I can find is that something removed the MTFCA Icon from my Google Chrome startup page.
Stan, my Blackfoot mail account was hacked last week. Blackfoot blocked my account. I was not the only one. Something's up in our area. PK
Awh shucks and I thought Stan wanted to be friendly and say Hi to me
I have Charter Internet, I have McAfee virus scan, I have two other firewall and virus programs including the Kaspersky Security that I just ran that showed no viruses. NO ONE other than forum members have contacted me saying that I sent them anything. It must be something on this site, not my computer.
If I get a email from Stan titled " Rebuilt Stromberg OF's For Sale At 50% Off" I'm opening that sucker no matter what the consequences !
That ain't gonna happen, Michael, ain't gonna happen! 10% maybe -- 50% - no way.
Yup. I received one too. Something going on with the forum. I've only received a bogus email one other time. Sorry Stan; I deleted you. Hope you're OK.
I found an email in my junk file from Stan today too.
It does not have to be a virus in your computer. I had a similar issue a couple of years ago; it's spoofing. Somehow someone did obtain one of your address or contact lists, and once they have that they don't need to use your computer to send. The use a spoofing program so it appears to come from Stan in the return header but it does not actually originate from his computer.
In some ways it's more of a pain in the a$$ than a virus because it's not something you can remove from your computer with a cleaning program. But you do need to change your passwords for your email accounts, and if you use Facebook or similar sites that maintain a contact list you need to change those because you don't know where they got your contact list from.
I had one in my spam file.It got flagged real quick and then deleted.
Well, I'll say it again. I have over 1600 names and addresses in my email files. NOT ONE of those got anything from me with the attachment that was sent to MTFCA forum members. NOT ONE!! It is something going on with the forum or somehow it got the names of forum people who have contacted me via the forum forwarding program or some other MTFCA connection. I got the same message in my spam folder that you did.
I have changed the passwords as Gary suggested.
I am sorry for the problem.
Hey buddy,no problem here.I had a spell awhile back,like to drove me nuts. Finally got it fixed ,but I'm damned if I know how.
I got one. If you'll look, it didn't come from Stan. It came from <email@example.com> whoever that is. All they had to do is put Stan's name on the sent from line. Where the mailing list came from I don't know. I'd copy it here, but then anyone would have it. I've had this happen from other folks as well. All the senders have to do is come up with the email addresses and they're good to go - forever....or as long as the email address is good.
Fred is right. Stan's computer wasn't hacked, his e-mail provider was and they got his address book names. Don't know who his provider is, but yahoo.com and hotmail.com seem to be the ones hit the most often. Probably some of the other popular providers get hit as well.
I have my own domain name, so don't have this problem. Also have a gmail address as backup, but don't use it often.
Darn no need send it stan if opra has anything to do with it it a seriouse virus
Any chance you got out to the farm check
Eagerly waiting the melt
I just sent you an email Bob.
I have a June 17 engine. Still have some snow and will have more by tomorrow night. I'm sick and tired of winter. Glad I'm not back east.
Unless a gracious friend finally notifies them (an un-knowing hack-ee) of receiving a suspicious message - supposedly from them, people are usually not even aware their (the Hack-ee's) email address 'book' has been stolen by a hacker.... Should you receive, check the Subject line first, and if the 'message' is another link for you to open.... Best to delete it, or communicate with the Hack-ee before opening. When you open one of those messages, YOU will become the next Hack-ee!! If you were a 'sender' (the previously unknowing Hack-ee), best and quickest solution is to CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD FOR THAT EMAIL ACCOUNT! Then, run your malware program often. I have no connection to them, but I am very pleased with Best Buy's WEBROOT system. It automatically 'sweeps' every 24 hours, or if I haven't run it, it notifies me when/if there is something suspicious. A scan or removal takes usually only 2 to 3 minutes or less. Their 'Geek Squad' even answers my questions! FYI - I have a Windows 8 operating system.