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Old 11-19-2003, 10:14 AM
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Exclamation Virus Alert -- Paypal Users Beware

any of u guys/gals who use paypal might wanna take a look at this:

http://www.240sxforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=18638
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Old 11-19-2003, 11:05 AM
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Sorry bud, but i think the access is restricted to members of that site.... 'cuz I can't see the content....
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Old 11-19-2003, 02:56 PM
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ill copy and paste it here...BTW you do need to be a member to see it on that forum.

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Worm variant targets PayPal users - [Computer Security]
Submitted by Forcefire on 11/15/2003 3:32:02 AM Add Comment

A new variant of the MiMail worm, MiMail I, is spreading around the world.
The worm attempts to trick people out of their credit card details by purporting to be from online payment services company PayPal, which is owned by eBay.
An email with the headline 'YOUR PAYPAL.COM ACCOUNT EXPIRES' claims that the company is implementing a new security policy.
The email is especially sneaky in that it correctly advises people not to send out credit card details by email.
But when the attachment in the email (www.paypal.com.scr) is opened the software displays a PayPal-branded window requesting all credit card information.
The worm then mails itself out to all email addresses on the infected hard drive.
"It seems to be following the sun," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at antivirus vendor Sophos.
"Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are all getting hits, and here in the UK of course.
"It's not very widespread at the moment; hopefully people are getting smarter about this worm. What we don't know, however, is how many people are falling for it."
MiMail A, the original worm, was first detected in the wild in August and was originally used to harvest email addresses for spammers.
Removal utilities and virus identity files are available from major antivirus companies.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:15 AM
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thanx Jynx! i'm a member at damn near every 240/nissan site, and i have my browser set to automatically log me in, so i don't know which ones require login and which don't. my bad...
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Originally posted by Sil40_Mayhem
thanx Jynx! i'm a member at damn near every 240/nissan site, and i have my browser set to automatically log me in, so i don't know which ones require login and which don't. my bad...
Same here man
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Thax a lot Sil40 and HyJinx.

I've sevaral activiy going with PayPal in the last few weeks digging parts for my baby. Hopefully I'm not infected by this....
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Originally posted by kcnoir
Thax a lot Sil40 and HyJinx.

I've sevaral activiy going with PayPal in the last few weeks digging parts for my baby. Hopefully I'm not infected by this....
i think the most dangerous part is submitting ur credit information. hopefully, most of us would figure that kinda thing to be bogus, as sites like paypal, hotmail, yahoo, etc always send u emails advising u NOT to give out such information since they've already got it (well, passwords anyway).
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Definately a good heads up for paypal users
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fawk that.. imma be sendin in money orders from now on.. and if they do.. personal checks..
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