Your computer is being used as a host, and your addresses and contacts are being stolen.
One thing you can do is change your email, you have an aol.com
account - try setting up a
gmail or other acct. that the virus/hacker has not harvested.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ILLEE] I've been hacked [Added comment from list member]
Hi Ora! These spam attacks have come through on a handful of other Rootsweb
distribution lists that I'm on. I didn't keep track of which lists they were and
have just deleted them, after the first one, and don't know how to purge either. They
are messages without a subject, and have a link inside the message to click on. My bet is
that clicking on the link activates the virus. Adele/Seattle
Sent: Dec 22, 2010 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ILLEE] I've been hacked
I'm Sorry to tell you that I've been hacked and my e-mail address book has
been lifted and used by some spammer. I've notified many people, and have
tried everything I know to resolve the problem. Only good thing is that
once you've seen one of the spam notes, they are easy to recognize and delete.
The have no subject line, and have ".php" as part of the USP address where
they are trying to get you to go.
The messages now seem to be sent at times when my computer is completely
turned off, so I do not know how I can stop it. I've pared down my address
book to only the ones that are recent & I can't do without, but I doubt that
will stop it either. My antivirus and other security programs can detect no
I'll keep trying and try contacting my ISP - probably a forlorn hope there.
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Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 1435/3331 - Release Date: 12/22/10