Peppery: So far this morning from my clients: 2 phone calls, 3 emails asking if they should be concerned.
Telecom - which uses Yahoo for its email service - said it was "a suspected phishing issue"
Can someone clarify for me my understanding of this:Telecom - which uses Yahoo for its email service - said it was "a suspected phishing issue"
My understanding is that phishing is pretending to be someone your not and as a result obtaining user information passwords etc. This was the intended results of the email spam.
However here we have people who have had their accounts hacked as they have not clicked links, given out passwords etc and there is some considerable PR spin going on here ?
Or did I miss something ?
plambrechtsen: If anyone is getting any more recent spam messages (i'm looking at you JohnR ) 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.
I'm a geek, a gamer, a dad and an IT Professional. I have a full rack home lab, size 15 feet, an epic beard and Asperger's. I'm a bit of a Cypherpunk, who believes information wants to be free and the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
networkn: Also each account is sending to all it's address book entries etc as well, which also couldn't happen via phishing.
I sell lots of stuff for electronic enthusiasts...