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Windows 7: WLM (MSN) Spam!


08 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
WLM (MSN) Spam!

I have searched, and I don't know if it is related to that leak of usernames or not, but there just is not anything on it.

I have been getting spam on WLM (windows live messenger) from either bots or people, I don't know.
They seem to have valid names (i.e. they are xxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com) and they are REAL names, not random characters. It ALWAYS has a link to look2381 (no actual link here, as I have no idea what is on the site).

Anyone else get this?

~Lordbob


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08 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

sure, all the time.. I give them the attention they deserve, and promptly ignore/deny the request...
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08 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
sure, all the time.. I give them the attention they deserve, and promptly ignore/deny the request...
So do I, but this is getting to be one every two or three days....

~Lordbob
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08 Oct 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
sure, all the time.. I give them the attention they deserve, and promptly ignore/deny the request...
So do I, but this is getting to be one every two or three days....

~Lordbob
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance..
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08 Oct 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

[QUOTE=Lordbob75;301235]I have searched, and I don't know if it is related to that leak of usernames or not, but there just is not anything on it.

I have been getting spam on WLM (windows live messenger) from either bots or people, I don't know.
They seem to have valid names (i.e. they are xxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com) and they are REAL names, not random characters. It ALWAYS has a link to look2381 (no actual link here, as I have no idea what is on the site).

Anyone else get this?

~Lordbob[/QUO

hey How is school coming?

this is definetly related to the phishing. there has been a 40% rise in spam coming from the affected sites. the real names are someones contact list and your email is on it. alot of the spam relates to phoney electronics and computer sales.

more read here Spammers jump on Gmail, Hotmail mass-hack gravy train. - Vista Forums

ken
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08 Oct 2009   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I had 4 spam emails, when I signed on tonight.

Plus I keep getting IM requests from names that have no profile listed & don't sound like anybody I know ????
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10 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Guess I will just block unknowns then.

~Lordbob
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