Ignore emails warning of account suspension by fundraising.co.uk

first_img If like us you are receiving a stream of emails apparently from fundraising.co.uk warning that your email account has been suspended, blocked or otherwise closed ‘for security reasons’, feel free to ignore it. It is not from us, and indeed is almost certainly infected with the [email protected] virus.Usually we don’t bother to comment on the numerous email viruses that plague so many Internet users, but this virus attack has certainly been sustained over a period of a week or more. We are receiving a dozen or more such messages each day, all of which purport to come from ‘[email protected]’, ‘[email protected]’, ‘[email protected]’ or other similar variants.Most of these addresses we do not use, but occasionally the virus-infected messages use a genuine email address that we use for administrative purposes. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Ignore emails warning of account suspension by fundraising.co.uk Howard Lake | 5 June 2005 | News According to anti-virus experts Symantec, “[email protected] is a mass-mailing worm with back door functionality that uses its own SMTP engine to send an email to addresses that it gathers from the compromised computer.”It can be detected and removed using current anti-virus definitions from Symantec and other anti-virus software vendors.So, we’d ask you not to assume that fundraising.co.uk has been compromised, and simply to continue applying up-to-date anti-virus software against all emails you receive.center_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

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