The kcnshop virus attack!
At 6:08 this morning someone in Beijing with the IP address of 188.8.131.52 hacked into my gmail! The sneaky little bugger then sent the following message to every single person I have ever emailed from my current account:
How is everything going?
I want to share something with you ： http://www.kcnshop.com/
On this website ,you can find many new and origianl electronic
products .Because of New Year 2010, they are holding sales promotion
activity, all the product are sold at a discount.
And i have bought some products from this web, low cost and good
quality ,and the delivery is on time .
If you need some, visit this website . Hurry up,because the promotion
activity only keeps 1 month .
Hope everything goes well.
I am indignant, annoyed and a little bit amused. Firstly, I thought gmail was invincible. How could google let this happen?!?!?! It is disappointing to learn that the grand poo-bah of tech companies is only human after all. And possibly not even that.
My inbox is currently junked up with "delivery failed" messages, and buried amongst all this are a few real notes from friends. Most people are enjoying my embarrassment - haha, Dot has moved into the spamming business, good luck selling those "low cost and good quality" products! However, I have also received (so far) two lovely sincere messages from long lost friends (who both speak English as a second language) thanking me for the "good information". I am going to have to spend the next few days setting everyone straight...
I am not a spammer! Greetings!
PS - Remember Elaine, the girl I've been avoiding for two years which has really been quite easy because she lives in Tel Aviv? When my spam hit her inbox I got an automated out of office reply (good!), however the interesting thing about it is it was sent from Rabbi Elaine Solomon. How about that? She's now a rabbi.
6 years ago