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Re: Bob Mitchell's Temporarily Highjacked

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  • Garth
    This is the sort of thing a good anti virus piece of software on your computer will stop dead in its tracks and is sure allot cheaper than cleaning up after
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 2, 2012
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      This is the sort of thing a good anti virus piece of software on your computer will stop dead in its tracks and is sure allot cheaper than cleaning up after the fact.

      regards Garth

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Cliff Smith <cliffiniraq3@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here is how a hack works.......
      >  
      > Someone gets the virus, either by visiting a site or getting an email and opening it.
      > The bot attacks YOUR address list, everyone on it gets sent the virus, and repeats the virus FROM your name.
      >  
      > The only way to stop them is to NOT open weird emails or from people you did not request something from.  Yes, Delete is the best, and forget about them.
      >
      > Cliff
      > SSgt USMC, Retired
      > '08 TITAN
      > '86 Yamaha FZX-R
      > Z scale trains
      >
      > From: David Mummery <d_mummery@...>
      > To: "z_scale@yahoogroups.com " <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:37 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Bob Mitchell's Temporarily Highjacked
      >
      > Hey Gang,
      >
      > It happened on every Yahoo group I belong to, mainly yesterday and this morning.
      >
      > From the sounds of it Yahoo was attacked pretty hard.
      >
      > Dave
      >
      > Dave Mummery
      >
      > http://27squaresof220ing.blogspot.com/
      > http://tractionmadness.blogspot.com/
      >
      > Sent from my U.S. Cellular BlackBerry® smartphone
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Kevin Brady <kbvrod@...>
      > Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 00:25:50
      > To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Bob Mitchell's Temporarily Highjacked
      >
      > Hi  Reynard,all,
      >                    Happened on a few groups today. It is not a list problem
      > but a Yahoo problem.Some @8888 hammered a few accounts and spammed the
      > lists,...
      > Report as spam,delete.
      >
      > Best,Kev
      >
      > On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Reynard Wellman <micron@...>wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi All,
      > >
      > > If you find an odd email from Bob Mitchell over the next few days, you
      > > are not alone. Some worthless person is using his account to bombard
      > > us with a virus carrying link. If the topic heading looks screwy, if the
      > > contents
      > > of the email have nothing to do with Z or railroading, then delete it
      > > immediately.
      > >
      > > Bob is one of the finest model builders of all scales in the business
      > > and his articles are published in many of the major model railroading
      > > magazines. He does not have the time to mess around with these worthless
      > > links.
      > >
      > > best regardZ,
      > >
      > > Reynard Wellman
      > > 
      > >
      >
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