New Spam Outbreak hits TMC

Recently, one of TMC’s e-mail accounts has been getting flooded with thousands of spam messages which a coworker thought were from Russia. Here is a sample:

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:38 PM



Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


<body link=”#990000″><div align=”center”>

  <table width=”370″ border=”1″ bgcolor=”#FF9853″>


      <td width=”360″ height=”145″ bgcolor=”#FFEFAE”><p align=”center”><font color=”#FF3300″ size=”5″ face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>clicktema</font></p>

      <p align=”center”><a href=”standartclicklink”><font size=”4″ face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Перейти на сайт </font></a></p></td>




I’ve been trying to see if this is an isolated incident or not – I have heard a report of a virus affecting Hotmail users but so far Microsoft has not immediately responded to my request for more information. Besides, the sample email above is not a Viagra message – at least I think it isn’t.

Moreover, it seems this message could be coming from Vietnam based on the .VN top-level domain.

If you have been seeing any odd spam activity as of late please let me know so I can report on it.

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