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Old February 20, 2014, 03:55:48 PM
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I haven't logged in here in several years, but what prompted me to post was this strange email I got just now. It's obvious it's just a spam message as the link redirects to a site that looks like Fox News, but all the images and links are replaced with some miracle weight loss drink that doesn't work.

Here's the contents of the message with all the recipients whited out:


Has anyone else on this forum received the same message? I noticed that there are a couple of names in the To list that I recognize; RehdBlob and HarryCat18 to be exact. Not sure if someone hacked these forums or they got into Cat's mail somehow.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:13:30 PM
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Haven't gotten a message like this, but . . .wow.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
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I got one of those as well. I was about to notify Cat about it, but seems there's already a topic about it.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:23:04 PM
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I got it too. Hey, it's bringing people back to VR.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:40:16 PM
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If anyone has received this message, I ask that you delete it immediately. I've only managed to round up about 100 of the e-mail addresses it was sent to in order to issue an apology, so there are likely many others I missed. I've already changed my password.

I'm willing to bet whatever spambot managed to crack in sent a message to everyone I've ever e-mailed from that account from the last 11 years (when I registered the account). >_>
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
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I no longer use the email address that's connected to my account for this site but... I just checked and I have nothing like that. It's pretty bizarre.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:46:09 PM
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Dangit Cat, people stop clicking free smiley ads years ago.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:54:12 PM
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AH HA! Thank you, message headers!

Apparently, my account was not hacked. It was delivered by jeffc@st-charles.org operating on the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (in Lima, OH) domain and attempted to be masked by being sent from my address.

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Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=none (sender IP is 65.17.128.152; identity alignment result is fail and alignment mode is relaxed) smtp.mailfrom=jeffc@st-charles.org; dkim=none (identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) header.d=aol.com; x-hmca=none header.id=cat333pokemon@aol.com
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	Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:55:47 -0500 (EST)
From: "=?ISO-8859-1?Q?cat333pokemon=40aol.com?=" <cat333pokemon@aol.com>
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:09:20 PM
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Miracle weight loss indeed.

How did they know your email contacts?
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
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How did they know your email contacts?
That's...a good question. Guess I did get hacked somehow, then. Regardless, I changed my password so it shouldn't happen again.
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:16:46 PM
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That's...a good question. Guess I did get hacked somehow, then. Regardless, I changed my password so it shouldn't happen again.
That's weird. Why would a person operating from a Church hack you and send some possible viruses (or whatevs) to your contacts.

Dunno if y'all are aware (probably), but Kickstarter was hacked last week or something. I just found out, so gimme a break. D:
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:23:14 PM
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I have now purged my contacts on the AOL account after exporting them. I had 1,258 e-mail addresses in there (again, we're talking ELEVEN years on a popular e-mail account with about a quarter of a million total messages).
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:23:59 PM
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[B][COLOR="Blue"]That's weird. Why would a person operating from a Church hack you and send some possible viruses (or whatevs) to your contacts.
I think more likely it's a box at a church that got infected and was doing this automatically. Just speculation though.
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:28:36 PM
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I think more likely it's a box at a church that got infected and was doing this automatically. Just speculation though.
That's certainly the most plausible explanation. It's probably a bot that does the dirty work for some "master" spam server, which may harvest e-mail addresses from accounts for which it can obtain the password.
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Old February 20, 2014, 05:41:56 PM
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What the heck why didn't I get a message like this!?

Just kidding.

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I have now purged my contacts on the AOL
Wow surprised some people still use a AOL email or that even still has email.

I wonder if Cat still uses those CD's with 3000 free hours of internet.
 


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