On Sat, 2003-09-20 at 09:42, John Belmonte wrote: > Tim Dijkstra wrote: > > They seem to come in two classes,one class where it seems it's a bounce > > from qmail(?) server, the others are all somehow related to Microsoft > > and Patching security holes. > > This is confirmed at the Register, which reported that "the worm can > also impersonate mail delivery failure notices" . > > > Well, the conclusion seems to be that somebody is trying to get linux > > people annoyed with MS security announcements, really odd... > > This is more than an annoyance for some of us. My mailbox capacity is > only 2MB. Every night it is getting filled and temporarily rejecting mail. > > So the question is, are Debian developers the only "mass mailing" target > of this worm or have other people and groups also been targeted? No. MOST mailing lists I am on are complaining about it. It seems any list that accept users that use LookOut Expunge are being hit regularly. I am getting 1 mail every 45 seconds. 4 every 3 minutes. Had a peak of 17 in one minute. It is NOT just a Linux problem, Anyone and Everyone in Addressbooks are getting schmaltzd. -- greg, email@example.com REMEMBER ED CURRY! http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry Sound barricades itself into rolls of peautbutter when you speak.
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