IMPORTANT : Empty your INBOX
mark.cranford at ofo.ca
Sun Oct 6 09:53:07 EDT 2002
A new virus named BUGBEAR has infected a number of machines that receive
ONTBIRDS messages. This virus replicates itself by sending emails with an
attachment to email address found on the infected machine. The message can
look legit using a header the virus finds in the email software's inbox on
an infected machine. The return email it uses is a fraud using the first
part of the email address with a phoney ISP.
At least one virus attack used a message sent to ONTBIRDS six months ago to
We can save ourselves a lot of grief if we regularly empty the email
software's inbox. Messages that you would like to save should be moved to a
new mail box. Filtering messages to an Ontbirds mailbox within your
software is a convenient way of doing this automatically.
In closing ONTBIRD messages coming from ontbirds at hwcn.org CANNOT contain
this virus because we exclude attachments. There are other birding lists
that do permit attachments and could be vulnerable to this type of virus.
I reccommend that everyone maintain a clean inbox and avoid opening emails
with unexpected attachments. Up to date anti virus software is also
Now where was that Black Vulture....
Mark.Cranford at ofo.ca
Mark Cranford <mark.cranford at ofo.ca>
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