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  #759602 11-Feb-2013 16:10
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cyril7: Hi Mike, you will not see anything in the sent items folder even on the web interface, your contacts list was harvested by this rouge who then sent the emails outside of the Yahoo system.

Cyril


Although it still goes though the outgoing yahoo servers, as can be seem in the email headers. They probably are just bypassing the webmail interface with their own scripts.



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  #759603 11-Feb-2013 16:12
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cyril7: Hi Mike, you will not see anything in the sent items folder even on the web interface, your contacts list was harvested by this rouge who then sent the emails outside of the Yahoo system.


All the headers I've seen indicate that the Yahoo SMTP servers were the ones delivering from victim to recipient.  

Yahoo is/were the ones delivering the spam from their network.  Which indicates that either
 1. they were open relay - unlikely
 2. the attack used the webmail system to send
 3. the attack was able to harvest (or change) username/password and authenticate to the SMTP server
 4. the attack used their own yahoo account to send a joe-job

I'd say 2 or 3 were most likely.





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  #759607 11-Feb-2013 16:14
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ok ok, but essentially it was not processed as usual, so does not appear in your sent folder.

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  #759608 11-Feb-2013 16:15
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sleemanj:
cyril7: Hi Mike, you will not see anything in the sent items folder even on the web interface, your contacts list was harvested by this rouge who then sent the emails outside of the Yahoo system.


All the headers I've seen indicate that the Yahoo SMTP servers were the ones delivering from victim to recipient.  

Yahoo is/were the ones delivering the spam from their network.  Which indicates that either
 1. they were open relay - unlikely
 2. the attack used the webmail system to send
 3. the attack was able to harvest (or change) username/password and authenticate to the SMTP server
 4. the attack used their own yahoo account to send a joe-job

I'd say 2 or 3 were most likely.



Cyril, Andy, Matt, James, thank you for the explanantions.




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  #759615 11-Feb-2013 16:30
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We just got a flood of new xtra.co.nz ones and customers have started calling again!

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  #759629 11-Feb-2013 16:58
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Well done - you're on slashdot... tech.slashdot.org/story/13/02/11/0029201/widespread-compromise-of-yahoo-backed-email-in-new-zealand

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  #759646 11-Feb-2013 17:20
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The problem is NOT fixed, spam messages from Xtra/Yahoo are still arriving as of 4.30 pm today.  Same type of message.

 
 
 
 


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  #759671 11-Feb-2013 17:59
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The "incident" has hit slashdot now (The top story) and this thread is linked off it :-) Look out geekzone.

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  #759673 11-Feb-2013 18:01
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Thanks again to whoever posted the link. And don't worry, /. is not what it used to be...





 

 

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  #759680 11-Feb-2013 18:12
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TVNZ has it as one of their top stories, and they said it was now fixed.

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  #759858 12-Feb-2013 05:59
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They defiantly still have issues, maybe the exploit has been resolved, but plenty of email accounts are still compromised.
MTA's I monitor have been receiving 200+ spam emails an hour all night from Xtra & Yahoo addresses.

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  #759882 12-Feb-2013 08:52
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I have changed my username password on Yahoo, do I also need to change my username.xadsl password as well.

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  #759886 12-Feb-2013 09:00
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Looks like round two of the phishing attacks have started.

My parent's business received a call from "Telecom" telling them that they needed to change their broadband and email passwords. Funny thing is that while they're with Telecom their email is on the business platform which I believe is unrelated to Yahoo.

I got a panicked call about it so told them it was likely fake and to ring back Xtra to get confirmation.

If it does turn out true though it will change the hack substantially.

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  #759891 12-Feb-2013 09:07
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Klathman: Looks like round two of the phishing attacks have started.

My parent's business received a call from "Telecom" telling them that they needed to change their broadband and email passwords. Funny thing is that while they're with Telecom their email is on the business platform which I believe is unrelated to Yahoo.

I got a panicked call about it so told them it was likely fake and to ring back Xtra to get confirmation.

If it does turn out true though it will change the hack substantially.


Thanks for letting us know.  Sounds like people in NZ are getting on the bandwagon maybe?  Guess it reminds everyone not to respond to unsolicited communication.

Hopefully Xtra will be a bit more proactive today in informing all Xtra/ADSL users via the press, emails etc.

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  #759920 12-Feb-2013 10:03
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Hey everyone, sorry I have been MIA yesterday.  Was a tad of a crazy day.

I'll be online a bit more today.

If anyone has any recent spam they got today or late last night ideally could you forward the full email including the headers to our team mailbox ort@telecom.co.nz and I will forward them on.

If you're using a web-mail client you can find some instructions here:

http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4019

If you're using a full client such as Outlook or Thunderbird on your computer

http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14504

It's still being actively investigated and some recent spam emails including full headers would be extremely useful.


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