Virus last year was not from me
Pengwyn, Lord of Blah
Fri Apr 11 18:18:00 2003
Don't worry about it, any sensible person would surely have checked first
what the info was on this virus and would have soon enough learned that it
wasn't you who spread it. It's very bad form, however ,for someone to start
ruining once reputation outof ignorance. It is, of course, best to just warn
about a Virus, instead of just pointing an accusing finger at someone.
Unless you're completely sure. But who is completely sure about anything
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Presser" <rpresser@Imtek.com>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 4:13 PM
Subject: Virus last year was not from me
> Yesterday when I googled my own name, I found this on the realvnc
> > From: "Help on VNC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Date: Sun Oct 13 17:24:00 2002
> > Subject: BugBear Virus
> > Hi Guys
> > There is a certain person "Ross Presser" who is trying to us my mail
> server to
> > propogate this virus.
> > Please be assured that the email address email@example.com does not
> > If anyone knows this guy, please asl him to check his system for this
> virus as
> > it is causing havoc here. Fortunately the Firewall is trapping the mail
> > "List" and the "Tight List" should be safe.
> > PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Can someone help me to stop this!
> > Thanks in advance
> > Eric
> Further discussion in that thread made the point that the BugBear virus
> forge headers, so the mail didn't necessarily come from me; it could have
> grabbed my name from any mail in the infected person's mail store. I have
> active on the tightvnc list in the past, so there probably was someone
> subscribed to both tightvnc and realvnc who got infected.
> I want to reiterate that I was not involved in this at all; in fact I
> know that my name had come up until today. My machine and my mail server
> both protected by Symantec Antivirus Corporate edition, with daily
> file updates, and the scan logs verify that I have never been infected by
> I'm sorry if any grief came about because of my name. I hope the infected
> party finally did get cleaned...
> Ross Presser 7 Imtek, Inc. 7 Network Administrator 7 MCSE
> firstname.lastname@example.org 7 856-467-0047 7 www.imtek.com
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