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  Reply # 759089 10-Feb-2013 18:04 Send private message

I got a email to my Gmail just after 2:45PM from my flatmate and they were sitting in the lounge talking to me at the time, There PC was off




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  Reply # 759094 10-Feb-2013 18:12 Send private message

Strange that it is only xtra / yahoo people sending out spam and malware emails. I suspect a lot of people have clicked on the links in the email too, as it is from people they know.

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  Reply # 759098 10-Feb-2013 18:14 Send private message

johnr: I got a email to my Gmail just after 2:45PM from my flatmate and they were sitting in the lounge talking to me at the time, There PC was off


So, "Kristina" posted a similar comment on the NBR - is that because you flat with her?







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  Reply # 759105 10-Feb-2013 18:25 Send private message

mattwnz: Strange that it is only xtra / yahoo people sending out spam and malware emails


Nothing strange. Read previous post - a XSS vulnerability existed and someone exploited that. Apparently visiting a certain blog in a Yahoo! online property while logged in would lead to these folks collecting credentials that could then be used to access webmail and send messages.

They just automated that and things spread like this in no time.





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  Reply # 759106 10-Feb-2013 18:29 Send private message

What a debacle this has turned into then ! Nothing quite like dealing with panicked parents who are getting a constant stream of spam emails from trusted people thinking they all have viruses etc. Joy!

It is about time Telecom pulled the plug on this whole Yahoo setup.





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  Reply # 759108 10-Feb-2013 18:32 Send private message

Shock: What a debacle this has turned into then ! Nothing quite like dealing with panicked parents who are getting a constant stream of spam emails from trusted people thinking they all have viruses etc. Joy!

It is about time Telecom pulled the plug on this whole Yahoo setup.


This!

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  Reply # 759186 10-Feb-2013 20:48 Send private message

I changed my password yesterday, but am still getting Daemon mail failures, but investigation says that still receiving them is to do with the destination mail servers.
eg. I received about 5 this afternoon, all roughly 24 hours after my ones yesterday, and the responses each being "Mail server for "xxx" unreachable for too long".
It seems nothing new has been sent out, but just delayed failure of deliveries as each was still 'sent' at the same time as yesterday's.

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  Reply # 759195 10-Feb-2013 21:10 Send private message

If anyone is getting any more recent spam messages (i'm looking at you JohnR Smile) not necessarily the bounce back messages which may just be a hangover from mail systems re-trying.

I would be very interested to get copies of the emails and they MUST include the full headers of the emails.

If you're not sure what I am talking about Full Headers then that's ok others have forwarded the spam emails to our team mailbox, but if you do know what I am talking about then please include the full headers from the email and send us an email ort @ telecom.co.nz 

It's still being actively investigated, and it seems from the threads I have seen that some mail servers are still affected.




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  Reply # 759207 10-Feb-2013 21:19 Send private message

freitasm:
johnr: I got a email to my Gmail just after 2:45PM from my flatmate and they were sitting in the lounge talking to me at the time, There PC was off


So, "Kristina" posted a similar comment on the NBR - is that because you flat with her?





Nope her name is Pauline




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  Reply # 759234 10-Feb-2013 22:50 Send private message

I'm still having these issues. I got 5 in the last few hours. I'll forward a couple on.

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  Reply # 759237 10-Feb-2013 22:57 Send private message

Is that what it is... keep getting spam from my friends.

Should I be worried about my yahoo account being compromised?

I only connect to yahoo via a proper email IMAP client, rather than on line, so if the compromise assumes you are logged in, I should be ok, but how do I tell for sure?




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  Reply # 759270 11-Feb-2013 05:40 Send private message

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10864612



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  Reply # 759272 11-Feb-2013 05:56 Send private message

Just got woken up with one to my critical support "get the heck up, server probably on fire" type address. Gee Thanks Telecom.

Two others at the same time to another address.


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  Reply # 759315 11-Feb-2013 09:11 Send private message

Interestingly enough, I haven't been a Telecom customer during the "yahoo/Xtra" years, nor used my yahoo account in forever (or at all really.. I used it on the day I created it for one particular purpose and it's not been used since), and mine was compromised.


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  Reply # 759322 11-Feb-2013 09:22 Send private message

I've had a number of customers call me this morning having received spam e-mail from Xtra addresses.  The time-stamp on the spam messages is as recent as 8:00 am today.

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