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COLUMN NINETY-SIX, SEPTEMBER 1, 2003
(Copyright © 2003 The Blacklisted Journalist)

CYBERSATANS STILL BUSY
SENDING OUT VIRUSES


(Drawing by Joel Roi Aronowitz)

Has someone begun a campaign to discredit THE BLACKLISTED JOURNALIST by sending out viruses under our forged email address? So far, we've received more than 100 notifications of viruses sent under our forged email address to email addresses unknown to us. The virus email headers include RE: DETAILS; YOUR DETAILS; WICKED SCREENSAVER; 8TH GRADE GRADUATION GIFT; THANK YOU; YOUR APPLICATION; MOVIE; and APPROVED.

Like dumbfuck juvenile vandals unable to accomplish anything they can be proud of other than desultory destruction, random wreckage, and malicious injury upon anybody they can possibly hurt, the cybersatans are still hard at work sending out self-replicating worms and viruses to prey upon innocent recipients.

For instance, if you get an email that in any way resembles the following:

Subject: your account uoiurbar
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 14:41:21 -0400
From: admin@bigmagic.com
To: Blackj info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Hello there,

I would like to inform you about important information regarding your email address. This email address will be expiring. Please read attachment for details.

---

Best regards, Administrator

uoiurbar

   message.zip
                Name: message.zip
                 Type: Zip Compressed Data (application/x-zip-compressed)
                Encoding: base64

DONíT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT! It will unleash a worm that may very well render your email address inoperable. This is a self-replicating worm that has infected your hostís server and sent itself to every subscriber receiving email through said host, in this case bigmagic.

Such infected attachments are comparatively easy to recognize. With a message generally as unspecific as the one quoted above, the email directs you to open the infected attachment for further details. Another example:

Subject: Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 15:02:26 -0700 (MST)
From: ASU Postmaster Postmaster@asu.edu
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

This report relates to a message you sent with the following header fields:  

Message-id:
<200307152159.h6FLxjqi395083@logs-wg.proxy.aol.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:59:49 +0000 (PM)
From: "Address:blackj" <"Address:blackj"@bigmagic.com>
To: asuweb@asu.edu
Subject: Fw: An 8th Grade Graduation Gift

Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:  

Recipient address: web.questions@MAINEX1.ASU.EDU
Original address: asuweb@asu.edu
Reason: "A VIRUS WAS DETECTED IN YOUR E-MAIL:
Found the W32/Yaha.g@MM virus !!!"
Message rejected: Conversion failure.
 

Original-envelope-id: 0HI3003046JYP4@asu.edu
Reporting-MTA: dns;post1.inre.asu.edu
(conversion.post1.inre.asu.edu)
 

Action: failed
Status: 5.600.500
 ("A VIRUS WAS DETECTED IN YOUR E-MAIL:        Found the W32/Yaha.g@MM virus !!!")
Original-recipient: rfc822;asuweb@asu.edu
Final-recipient: rfc822;web.questions@MAINEX1.ASU.EDU
 

Subject: Fw: An 8th Grade Graduation Gift
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:59:49 퍍 (PM)
From: "Address:blackj" <"Address:blackj"@bigmagic.com>

To: asuweb@asu.edu

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable 22 LxFFFFAn 8th Grade Graduation Gift To You My graduation gift to you is a penny but why Look at the penny and you will understand The year is 22 so you will always remember this special time Honest Abe Lincoln is on the front always be honest with yourself and others The word LIBERTY as t. See the attachment

Many other viruses sent under  our forged address have been reported by vineland.org .  REMEMBER: Donít open an attachment unless you are positive you know who sent it to you. In fact, the wisest thing to do before you open ANY attachment would be to send an email to the sender asking if the sender did indeed send you the attachment.  ##  

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