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Re: no subject, no content: what to do?

From: Miraz Jordan <miraz@firstbite.co.nz>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 10:09:59 +1300
Message-Id: <p05100303b878caedc470@[10.0.1.3]>
To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 11:22 +0000 26/01/2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>I'm beginning to get large numbers of emails with no subject and no content.
>
>Is this a virus?
>
>anyone know more than me?

This is how those emails containing the BadTrans virus always look to 
me. When I use Eudora's Blah Blah Blah button to reveal extended 
headers and the coding it reveals that there's an "attachment" which 
is a virus. Just got one today for example. The Subject line always 
reads: Re: with no other text.

Here's what I got and replied. The line starting Related: Gabrielle 
(name of my hard drive) contains the name of the virus.

><x-html><!x-stuff-for-pete base="" src="" id="1" charset="iso-8859-1">
><HTML><HEAD></HEAD><BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
><iframe src=cid:EA4DMGBP9p height=0 width=0>
></iframe></BODY></HTML>
></x-html>
>Related: :Gabrielle:info.DOC.scr%205:00017EDE:2B944F0F:00000000:00000000

Hi there people,

This email message has been triggered by an attachment you recently sent me.

The attachment you sent appears to be a virus and you have not given 
detailed information in the body of the message about the attachment.

Many of these viruses send random and potentially embarrassing 
documents from your computer to random addresses.

Please install and use an up-to-date virus checker immediately.

See

<http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ >

for information on viruses.

This one appears to be: W32.Badtrans.B@mm

<http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.badtrans.b@mm.html>

See also:

<http://www.community.net.nz/getting/wellcomp.html>


Cheers,

Miraz

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Received on Saturday, 26 January 2002 16:10:21 GMT

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