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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Mon 04-Mar-13 16:48:45
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: clyde123] [link to this post]
 
There was a security breach last year with 450,000 usernames/passwords stolen and posted online. Wonder if whoever now has them just decided to see which are still active?

Nice of Yahoo to tell people about the breach last year. First i heard of it was yesterday after Googling!

Edited by bobble_bob (Mon 04-Mar-13 16:49:15)

Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Mon 04-Mar-13 17:23:55
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: bobble_bob] [link to this post]
 
This appears to be a major incident but Yahoo/BT are keeping quiet about it, even removing reference to 'virus' from their status page. The BT forum now has eight pages of complaint since lunchtime yday frown
http://community.bt.com/t5/Other-BB-Queries/BT-email...
Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Mon 04-Mar-13 17:43:54
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: Malwaremike] [link to this post]
 
virus just seems an excuse to shift blame from them onto us. No way a virus would just steal Yahoo account details and sent out the spam over a few days like we're seeing. Too many effected too quickly

Edited by bobble_bob (Mon 04-Mar-13 17:44:59)


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 04-Mar-13 17:56:58
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: bobble_bob] [link to this post]
 
Saw an occurrence of this today. Someone's account compromised and all users in address book emailed with virus.

Machine they were using showing NO signs of virus or malware.

Sounds like BT/Yahoo systems have been compromised.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 04-Mar-13 19:32:49
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: bobble_bob] [link to this post]
 
A virus with a trigger date might, but it's unlikely to be that. More likely compromised systems with folk in their address book.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Mon 04-Mar-13 19:35:53
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: camieabz] [link to this post]
 
By systems you mean BT/Yahoo? Because my system is clean and loads of other people saying the same, seems to be some security breach at their end
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 04-Mar-13 19:37:28
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[re: bobble_bob] [link to this post]
 
No I mean someone with a PC has been compromised, and their address book contents will be spammed.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Mon 04-Mar-13 19:46:58
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: camieabz] [link to this post]
 
I think this is too big to be users PCs getting hit. This forum, the BT one linked and another i use have had these spam emails sent to contacts over the last few days. Yahoo you can see where login attempts have been made, and people are seeing their account accessed from all over Europe.

Seems specific to BT/Yahoo service and going on recent high profile security breaches i would guess this is another one

Edited by bobble_bob (Mon 04-Mar-13 19:48:48)

Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Tue 05-Mar-13 13:21:10
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: bobble_bob] [link to this post]
 
104 posts on the BT customer forum in 48 hours -- yet BT and Yahoo are still silent. However, just tried to log into Yahoo mail and got the following:

We are undertaking some essential, but extensive maintenance to improve Yahoo! Mail. During the maintenance period, some users may experience problems accessing Yahoo! Mail. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Your account is in great shape and we are working to have it available again as quickly as possible.

Maybe yahoo is waking up at last?
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 05-Mar-13 17:33:45
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: Malwaremike] [link to this post]
 
Indeed - they are probably auditing all their accounts and systems for signs of malicious changes of settings, etc, and try and work out what happened.

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