Getting Spammed Font Designers?

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Stuart Sandler's picture
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Getting Spammed Font Designers?
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Recently, I received an e-mail from Tabur Buhl asking my why I’d sent him a blank e-mail. In reality, I’d never sent Tabur any e-mails and we wrote back and fourth to determine the source of this wierdness …

A few days later, his friend Brode of Sacred Nipple had similar encounters. I also received another blank e-mail with an .exe file attached from Fontosaurus.

A day later, I found out the same thing had been happening to Brian of Astigmatic. I had been the recipient of e-mails from infected computers, but never from computers infected with font designers e-mail addresses.

Has this happened to anybody else?

Stuart :D

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Yup.
I’ve been getting messages at themicrofoundry.com about bounced emails to bunches of Yahoo addresses. Except I never sent them…

hhp

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Joined: 25 Apr 2005 - 6:41pm
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What do the emails say?

Stuart Sandler's picture
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For the most part, they don’t contain any message, for me usually an .exe attachment and the subject always seems to be a word or two stripped from the body of another e-mail.

(eg: Background, Comprador)

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These are viruses. Someone has either sent you an email recently or has your address in their address book… and they have a Windows-based PC. The virus infects their machine, steals some email addresses and forwards itself and a randomly selected file (think about that!) to the email addresses it found. It may even be self-modifying in that it passes on email addresses through a couple of iterations.