[meteorite-list] Beware drone posts listed as coming from MLBLOOD?

From: Michael L Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Jul 8 20:32:37 2004
Message-ID: <BD13358D.C5FC%mlblood_at_cox.net>

Hi Ryan & All,
        Steve Drummond and several other kind list members contacted
me yesterday saying my posts had a virus attached.
        I ran Norton Virus scan and found my computer to be virus free.
        I emailed all of them directly and they confirmed my posts were
free of virus.
        Here is what is apparently happening:
1) A virus is about that can grab email and then send posts listing
various email addresses it has stolen as the sender. This is, apparently,
called a "drone virus." The virus is not actually coming from the listed
2) In my case, apparently, one can easily distinguish my posts from
drone posts as MY ACTUAL POSTS are listed as coming from "Michale L. Blood"
while the DRONE, INFECTED POSTS are being sent with the name, "MLBlood."
        Sorry for those who were damaged by this, but it was not even
a "piggyback virus" but one that just steals names and generates posts
off of them. Apparently, it did that off a post I sent to the list, so, it
used my email address (and for a "from" name, whatever preceded _at_
in my email address.
        Don't open anything from "MLBlood" as it is a drone post.
        Best wishes, & thanks to those who helped solve the mystery, Michael

on 7/8/04 4:41 PM, Ryan Darby at rdarby_at_comlabs.com.au wrote:

> A lot of mail is being sent from mlblood_at_cox.net. I suspect you have
> some sort of virus. They are empty with text attachments.
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Received on Thu 08 Jul 2004 08:31:57 PM PDT

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