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German hate mail spam attacks stuns experts

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#1 NeonWizard


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:43 PM

Mailboxes in Germany and the Netherlands were flooded yesterday with spam containing German right-wing propaganda. Spammers used the Sober.G virus - a mass mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses harvested from infected computers - to spread their messages as widely as possible.

Analysts think the spammers may have worked in tandem with virus programmers to hijack PCs and use addresses found there to build large distribution lists. This is believed to be the first time that right wing extremists have used spamming systematically to reach a broad audience. The sheer size of the operation stunned many experts.

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 11:49 PM

That's terrible. Some people have nothing better to do then to make others miserable. There's a special place for them/
Rights are never important until you don't have them.

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