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#1 John in Andalucia

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:23 AM

Sorry if it's in the wrong place, but I'm in a bit of a panic reading this. Has anyone else got one of these emails allegedly from Dean?
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#2 Moose

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:29 AM

Me too!
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:38 AM

Me too, thought it may be a Spammer???

Attached File  Hacked_Palm_Talk_Doc1.doc   119.5KB   196 downloads

I daren't click on the link in case it unleashes all hell on my PC!!!


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Bangor, Norin Iron Zone 9a Min temp normally around -3 Degrees C, rarely -6C. Only 2 x -2.0C so far, verging on 9b this year. No snow or Frost this Winter. Several just subzero's this year, lets hope it stays this way. Normally around 5C to 10C + in winter, with lots of wind & rain. Summers usually better, 20C to 25 C occasionally 25C to 28C, also quite humid being a coastal town

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:40 AM

And me. :huh:
Probably everyone I guess.......
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#5 John in Andalucia

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:46 AM

Me too, thought it may be a Spammer???
I daren't click on the link in case it unleashes all hell on my PC!!!

Rgds Andy.

I did click on the link and got a pop up security message about the page lacking a "digital signature", so I didn't continue. The page was trying to load a Java applet which presumably was the game. I think it's spam more than a virus threat, but It's worrying that someone is sending these emails via PalmTalk. Here is some header information from the email:

Received: from [209.216.205.242] (port=42215 helo=admin.palmtalk.org) by serv01.siteground153.com with esmtps (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256) (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <d.ouer@mac.com>) id 1MxfU0-0006lz-F4 for info@princeofpalms.com; Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:24:04 -0500
Received: (qmail 32710 invoked by uid 48); 13 Oct 2009 01:14:18 -1000
Message-ID: <20091013111418.32706.qmail@admin.palmtalk.org>
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:51 AM

Saw and deleted it with all the other junk!

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:55 AM

Got it in my spam folder .
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:59 AM

I just got one that looks like it came from France.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:44 AM

Saw and deleted it with all the other junk!

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Me too! :angry:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:53 AM

Got the same shit,deleted it
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:02 AM

Me too, and :drool: I was hoping it was true. My antivirus blocked it. Well, palms will always win, even hackers!!!!

Edited by rafael, 13 October 2009 - 05:06 AM.

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#12 rozpalm

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:03 AM

got it too. Did anyone win the palm yet? :D
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#13 PiousPalms

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:18 AM

I did! I did!
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:39 AM

I received it, and e-mailed back profanity, only to realize it's going to Dean's e-mail address, sorry Dean, Ed
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:50 AM

I received it, and e-mailed back profanity, only to realize it's going to Dean's e-mail address, sorry Dean, Ed


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:55 AM

The bigger issue (in my opinion) is that the email had my user id in it. Either the site or someone with access to everyone's email/userid has issues.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:08 AM

It got it too. I deleted it. Someone has got hold of Dean's address book I reckon.

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#18 John in Andalucia

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:26 AM

It got it too. I deleted it. Someone has got hold of Dean's address book I reckon.

Best regards

Tyrone


The email I got came from the IP address: 209.216.205.242 which is PalmTalk - and to match up our user names and email addresses too, means that the database may well have been hacked - or at least someone's account. It's a little concerning that Dean hasn't confirmed any of this yet. I've never received any spam at my business email address until now. I never imagined that registering it with PalmTalk would be anything less than secure.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:00 AM

It got it too. I deleted it. Someone has got hold of Dean's address book I reckon.

Best regards

Tyrone


The email I got came from the IP address: 209.216.205.242 which is PalmTalk - and to match up our user names and email addresses too, means that the database may well have been hacked - or at least someone's account. It's a little concerning that Dean hasn't confirmed any of this yet. I've never received any spam at my business email address until now. I never imagined that registering it with PalmTalk would be anything less than secure.

I have also recieved this I also opened it. Thankfully my Virus software shut it down. It is good to know our personal information is safe. Hopefully they did not get all of the members credit card numbers.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:16 AM

Here is the owner of the domain that is in the link. Notice the last update was 10/7/2009, so this may be a hijacked domain which is common with these scumbags.

domain: neuf.fr
status: ACTIVE
hold: NO
holder-c: S12548-FRNIC
admin-c: FR2719-FRNIC
tech-c: NC2197-FRNIC
zone-c: NFC1-FRNIC
nsl-id: NSL6239-FRNIC
registrar: NEUF CEGETEL
anniversary: 10/07
created: 24/10/2003
last-update: 10/07/2009
source: FRNIC

ns-list: NSL6239-FRNIC
nserver: nanni.hittite.isp.9tel.net
nserver: hazzi.hittite.isp.9tel.net
nserver: dns2.gaoland.net
nserver: ns01.sitadelle.com
nserver: ns1.9services.com
nserver: ns2.9services.com
source: FRNIC

registrar: NEUF CEGETEL
type: Isp Option 1
address: 40-42 Quai du Point du Jour
address: BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT CEDEX
country: FR
phone: 0 800 959 959
fax-no: +33 1 70 18 29 10
e-mail: hostmaster@9tel.net
website: http://www.neufcegetel.fr
anonymous: NO
registered: 31/10/2000
source: FRNIC

nic-hdl: NC2197-FRNIC
type: ORGANIZATION
contact: NEUF CEGETEL
address: NEUF CEGETEL
address: 40, quai du Point du Jour
address: 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
country: FR
phone: +33 1 70 18 43 56
fax-no: +33 8 11 90 03 78
e-mail: noc@9tel.net
changed: 06/04/2009 nic@nic.fr
anonymous: NO
obsoleted: NO
idstatus: ni
source: FRNIC

nic-hdl: S12548-FRNIC
type: ORGANIZATION
contact: SOCIETE FRANCAISE DU RADIOTELEPHONE - SFR
address: 42, avenue de Friedland
address: 75008 Paris
country: FR
phone: +33 1 70 18 43 56
fax-no: +33 8 11 90 03 78
e-mail: domaine@9tel.net
changed: 09/07/2009 nic@nic.fr
anonymous: NO
obsoleted: NO
idstatus: dy
source: FRNIC

nic-hdl: FR2719-FRNIC
type: PERSON
contact: Franck Rohard
address: SOCIETE FRANCAISE DU RADIOTELEPHONE SFR
address: 42, rue Friedland
address: 75008 Paris
country: FR
phone: +33 1 71 71 10 00
fax-no: +33 1 71 71 10 01
e-mail: domains@sfr.com
changed: 24/07/2009 nic@nic.fr
anonymous: NO
obsoleted: NO
source: FRNIC
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:20 AM

I got it and didn't open it, just deleted it.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:21 AM

I opened it, clicked the link, waiting for the Java to load and nothing happened on the page...

I'm disapointed. I want to play the palm game. :(
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:30 AM

I opened it, clicked the link, waiting for the Java to load and nothing happened on the page...

I'm disapointed. I want to play the palm game. :(

Be careful, as it may be loading one of those fake viruses on your PC where they try to extort your credit card informatioin to fix it.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:40 AM

The email I got came from the IP address: 209.216.205.242 which is PalmTalk - and to match up our user names and email addresses too, means that the database may well have been hacked - or at least someone's account. It's a little concerning that Dean hasn't confirmed any of this yet.


Dean is usually asleep at 4:30 AM.

............We waiting for you!! :) ...............

The wording reads like Chinese-translated English to me. I want my thousand's palm!
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#25 PiousPalms

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:51 AM

I opened it, clicked the link, waiting for the Java to load and nothing happened on the page...

I'm disapointed. I want to play the palm game. :(

Be careful, as it may be loading one of those fake viruses on your PC where they try to extort your credit card informatioin to fix it.


I got one of those recently while reading a webpage about hotsauce made in a prison... Go figure.

Took me nearly a full day to get all the pieces of the program out of my computer. It spidered into many different locations and it was almost like if all parts weren't removed the remaining parts would rewrite the missing parts on the following reboot. It was a royal PITA.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:03 AM

got it too.did nt trust the bad english(hey was nt that a 1980s band?) and deleted it.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:13 AM

I immediately went to my e-mail and deleted the !@#%$^&* sight unseen. I looked at the image John posted and agree the English is stilted and phony.
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#28 John in Andalucia

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:25 AM

got it too.did nt trust the bad english(hey was nt that a 1980s band?) and deleted it.


You're thinking of Bad Company or Modern English.. probably. :blink:

Kim, you're right. I forgot that Dean is in Hawaii. He's probably eating his cornflakes right now.
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#29 Palmə häl′ik

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:29 AM

so there's no free palm? :floor:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:30 AM

i didnt get it.not cool enough i suppose. :indifferent:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:35 AM

John,

I don't even think Dean got to his cornflakes yet. He's usually up late at night and may wake up late. It's not even 7 a.m. here, so it could be a little while before he checks in. Interestingly, I did not receive this, but my wife (who is also a Forum member) did receive it. I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to click on that link!

Hopefully, we'll get this sorted out soon!

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:38 AM

Bo, why are you up at this hour?! Late night partyin'? ;) :D
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:54 AM

Bo, why are you up at this hour?! Late night partyin'? ;) :D


Working all night to figure out what happened, I'm sure!

I, too, am really bummed this wasn't a real contest. It should be. :drool:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:05 AM

"Late night partyin" takes on a different meaning here. Our New Year's Eve party is usually over by about 10 p.m. :lol:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:13 AM

I too did not get one. I feel left out. And concidering my political views being left out makes me ANGRY. :rage:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:20 AM

I also received the email and summarily deleted it. I felt it wa bogus (not officially from IPS). And if it wasn't bogus, I would have been somewhat pissed about it.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:28 AM

To all the arm-chair admins :), there is no cracking of your data or credit cards. This looks like an exploit script that is taking advantage of some function (probably php exploit) within the Invasion Board software. When you see "PalmTalk Statistics" or "How to unsubscribe" in the email, that tells me this is the case. Seeing your username seals it.

For those that put email addresses online that don't want Spam, simply never use the one you want for work online. Use aliases so they can be deleted if sold or harvested. Example if you have "joe@job.com", set up 'palmtalk@job.com". If you get mail to 'palmtalk@job.com" from a spammer, you know your address is now in the spam DBs. Then deleted that alias and change to "'palmtalk1@job.com" for example. Better yet, set up an email address that only works through challenge and response. www.spamarrest.com is what I use for my address I submit when ordering online or placing into forums (which are notorious for exploits). The only way you would have gotten this email is if a human accepted your challenge. Spammers do not, so this mail would be dumped after a few days without your knowledge.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:29 AM

I got one and deleted it, I could tell something was amiss.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:56 AM

I came, I saw, I deleted.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:57 AM

i think it was mattyb.he is a known DELATIOR.
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