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Standard User mikebear
(regular) Mon 22-Dec-14 15:49:02
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Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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Very convincing...I opened email as I have given to Water Aid charity in the past few months but knew something was not right.

See :- https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tracy+smith+aquaid...

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Dec-14 17:56:16
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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I've blatted a couple of these today on work accounts - before anyone else had a chance to open them and I've blocked future emails at the server with the same subject and from the same domain.

Sarah

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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Dec-14 19:17:53
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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Anything with an attachment you arent expecting you shouldnt open. Even if it looks legit if its not from someone you know AND expecting it, leave it alone


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Dec-14 19:18:36
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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Had quite a few of these to different (mine) addresses. Just with card receipt doc in them.

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Standard User hypertony
(experienced) Mon 22-Dec-14 21:53:09
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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We had that at work too, so did a global block to prevent these sort of email arriving to our email servers again.

It was a very well written email, even including the ending sig!

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Standard User NUTTER44444
(committed) Mon 22-Dec-14 22:53:22
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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Guess who was stupid enough to open the word document attached...................

Thankfully it was empty though very convincing
Standard User IanBB
(member) Tue 23-Dec-14 00:57:18
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It almost caught me out as I received 2 of the blighters either side of an expected Paypal receipt for cards!
Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 23-Dec-14 18:11:21
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Re: Beware of "Tracy Smith-Aguaid" trojan


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IT isn't empty. I looked at it on my notebook (100% GNU/Linux here) and the document is riddled with embedded macros.

When I looked at it in LibreOffice, it refused to load them as the security settings stop macros at source unless I *explicity* allow them.

I guess you better get scanning.

Nick
Standard User NUTTER44444
(committed) Tue 23-Dec-14 19:46:17
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My virus scanner didn't come up with anything. Just doing a spybot scan. Seems I might have hut lucky (whew)
Standard User hypertony
(experienced) Tue 23-Dec-14 23:10:56
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At that time last week, Symantec didn't catch it. I had to submit the suspect file to them so they can add it to their 'Rapid Release' file as it was a new threat.

Once I applied the Rapid Release across the site, they were picked up...

- Tony Sutton
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