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Possible worm email from tech member!

By boohbear ·
I have posted this topic under Tech Q & A (security), but wanted to share it on the discussion board.
I would like to inform fellow techrepublic members that I received an email from with the subject Re: ...
The only word in the body of the message was "predator". There was an attachment which I did not open. I proceeded to forward the email to tech support because I was suspicious of the content of the attachment and then I deleted the email from my computer. I received a mailerdaemon response of the following "Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 Worm.Bagle.AF.2 detected by ClamAV -". After some searching I was able to track down the email to a member on this site. I would just like to inform other members of this incident in case others receive an email from this person. Here is a link to a post from this member -
I'm not sure if this was malicious intent or what, but I was, to say the least, highly agitated. Has anyone else received any emails like this and are there any thoughts about this incident?
Thank you,
Theresa P.

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Not really from TechRepublic member

by Mark W. Kaelin Editor In reply to Possible worm email from ...

The Bagle worm and all its variants uses e-mail addresses harvested from all over the Internet. The e-mail address shown in your inbox is really not helpful in tracking down where it came from.

Here are a few resources that explain Bagle:

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Thanks for the info.

by boohbear In reply to Not really from TechRepub ...

I guess since most email addresses are posted at this site, users should be aware that our addresses are being used for the purpose of sending worms/viruses. I have since removed my email from my alias. It was strange that both parties (addresses)involved were users on this site.

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