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Re: [gloshistory] Security: Gloshistory List

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  • David Smith
    Dear Ray Hasn’t got to me yet. David From: Ray Wilson Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:53 PM To: Glos History Subject: [gloshistory] Security: Gloshistory List
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      Dear Ray

      Hasn’t got to me yet.

      David

      From: Ray Wilson
      Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:53 PM
      To: Glos History
      Subject: [gloshistory] Security: Gloshistory List


      Dear All,

      Understandably, concern has been shown both "on" and "off list"
      regarding an email posted today requesting assistance from Spain.

      As suggested already, this is a well known scam and happens when
      someone's e-mail account has been compromised and then used to send out
      a fake appeal for help to people in the "victim"s address book. This
      scam is cleverer than most, as you are likely to know the person (and
      might wish to help them).

      It should be made clear that it is an e-mail account belonging to a
      member of the list that has been "hacked" and not the list.

      The Gloshistory list is 'members only' and' non moderated'. So once
      accepted on the list, you can send whatever you like to list and it
      will be redistributed to all list members immediately. This is how the
      fake appeal was able to reach you. Needless to say, anyone deliberately
      posting offensive material will be removed from the list as soon as
      practicable.
      If this happens to you, normally you need only change your e-mail
      password. Some email domains seem more vulnerable than others but it
      would probably be libellous to mention any.

      If you have any queries please contact me off list at
      mailto:webmaster%40gloshistory.org.uk.

      --
      Regards
      Ray





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