Broken trojan attack



  • Found this in my Inbox this afternoon:


    I find it funny that this person's AVG (which is up-to-date) caught the outgoing virus and killed it, but seems to have missed whatever was sending it on that machine in the first place. Looking at the mail's headers shows it originated from Israel.

    I love spam, it's so multicultural. Israeli spam pretending to be Danish, attacking an American mailbox. 



  •  Is this your first time receiving spam?



  • @MarcB said:

    I find it funny that this person's AVG (which is up-to-date) caught the outgoing virus and killed it, but seems to have missed whatever was sending it on that machine
     

    The virus was removed by either their or your mail server.  I certainly know I'd prefer it if neither of said mail servers were able to access data on my machine without me explicitly sending it to them, and doing a full virus scan over SMTP seems a little bit inefficient to me...



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     Is this your first time receiving spam?
     

    No, but it's the first time I've seen spam coming from a subverted system that neutralized the main threat of the spam before it ever got out onto the wire.



  •  @MarcB said:

    No, but it's the first time I've seen spam coming from a subverted system that neutralized the main threat of the spam before it ever got out onto the wire.

    Welcome to the internet.



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    The virus was removed by either their or your mail server.  I certainly know I'd prefer it if neither of said mail servers were able to access data on my machine without me explicitly sending it to them....
     

    Nope. I disabled the AVG certification taglines on my system, and the mail server I retrieve this from isn't running an AV scanner. Beside, if it was my system that caught the trojan, it'd be in my virus vault, and that's empty, and I would have gotten a notification from AVG as the mail was retrieved.



  •  Incompetent spammers are just as annoying.

    Similar to emails I've had with unparsed %variables% strewn all over the To name and Subject.


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