OT: Being bombarded by e-mail trojans

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Fri Sep 19 13:02:00 2003

On Sep 19, 9:01, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > I'm being totally bombarded by those damn trojan horse e-mails
> > to be from Microsoft security, each averaging 150K.
> >
> > Is anyone else experiencing this? I must've received over 150
today so
> > far (starting this morning).
> The "New patch" crap? Yes, same here.

My work email account was up to 250 or more by the time I left work
about 20 minutes ago. Our mail server handled about 3500 today, making
it the largest single virus/trojan, by an order of magnitude.
 Mailscanner (see http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/ if you
don't know about it) is now set to drop them silently.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Fri Sep 19 2003 - 13:02:00 BST

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