New spam clogging computer emails

Status
Not open for further replies.
O

ovi

HERALD STAFF REPORT
FT. LAUDERDALE - A flood of German-language spam, with links to a far-right German political party, is clogging e-mail in-boxes, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported today.
A virus known as Sober.p, which attacked computers earlier this month, created the new spam, or unsolicited e-mails. The virus turned affected machines into the tech equivalent of a carrier that unwittingly spreads a disease. However, the spam itself is not a virus and doesn't infect machines, the newspaper reported.
Thousands of computers disseminated the spam Monday and over the weekend, even though the owners of most of those computers had no idea their machines had been hijacked.
It has not been determined who is responsible for the virus.
The e-mails coincide with the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Though the contents vary, most of the e-mails contain war-related political messages, such as "Dresden 1945," referring to the Allied bombing of the German city.
Most of the spam included links to German Web sites, including the site for the far-right National Democratic Party, the Sun-Sentinel said.
The site could not be accessed late Monday.
Protection against computer virus attacks is acquired by employing anti-virus software that is up to date.

Source/Full Article: bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/11668070.htm
 
Last edited by a moderator:
P

pinyo

Thank god I am not alone. This is serious stuff and I have been getting ton of emails in German. :(
 
O

ovi

Hello

Also I have receive today arround 30 spam emails in German. This thing has started 4 days ago I notice.

Ovi
 
P

pinyo

Same here...started last Friday/Saturday.

I am not too concerned about getting emails, but it seems that it can also spoof my email because I have notice some "Delivery failure" coming back to me with my email as the sender. :(

I am so angry at these people. :mad:
 
O

ovi

Hello

Pinyo do you have any firewall or antivirus on your system?

Ovi
 
P

pinyo

I checked with the host and say there isn't any problem on the server where I am hosted. But that's all the info I have.

My personal computer seems fine.
 
O

ovi

Hello

Hmmm...quite interesting. I only receive the german emails but no problems till now.

Ovi
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top