The Great Micro$oft Conspiracy was Re: [brlug-general] Seeing new DDOS SCO worm on my mail server; how bout you?
ray at ops.selu.edu
Thu Jan 29 01:12:59 CST 2004
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, John Hebert wrote:
> > I may know A and B and they
> > might all trust an attachment from me, but none of
> > them are sure to know each other.
> Maybe you aren't aware of the huge numbers of emails
> being sent. I've read estimates of 1 out of 12 emails
> sent during this worm infestation are MyDoom. Odds are
> some _will_ know each other, at least enough to
> propagate. I think the actual extent of the
> propagation shows that it is working.
You guys are really under estimating the stupidity of lots of email users.
Trust has nothing to do with it! You get an attachment, you open it.
Period. We've had users mailing postmaster asking why the mailserver
stripped this attachment, and wanting us to send another copy so they can
open it. I'd love to reply and say 'Your email account has been revoked
because you're a moron.'
I don't think the email user base is growing that drastically anymore.
It has to be the same people that keep opening these virii... Will they
never learn? Is there any hope for mankind?
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