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    Fake Microsoft Emails [Merged with WHT System Infiltrated?]

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    I got about 6 emails from them already, looks like maybe spoof email.

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    Thanks for the warning - These type of people sicken me.
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    I got a few of these delivered to my WHT email address.

    X-Original-To: wht@<>.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHN-Andrew View Post
    I got about 6 emails from them already, looks like maybe spoof email.
    6? You are sure an unlucky one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Robertson View Post
    I got a few of these delivered to my WHT email address.
    It may be related to the WHT hack?
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    Probs from email farming the WHT database.

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    Microsoft has been sending me stuff like that for years. It's funny - the updates never seem to install right...
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    Make sure you don't give out your address on here, spam bots love this site, I have had to end up changing my WHMCS domain, and ticket e-mail domains, I was overrun by Spam.

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    I got spammed with 10+ mails now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHN-Andrew View Post
    Probs from email farming the WHT database.
    Completely unrelated to the WHT hack. I have been receiving this email on addresses that have never been published or used on WHT.


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    I got left out!
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    I'm getting these at my previous WHT only e-mail also.
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    Tasty, I've had 8 of these this morning - the first time I've received them. For once, in my main mailbox, I've had more spam (there were more than 8 ) than actual real messages; I'm disappointed.

    To be fair, I've only ever received these on my WHT e-mail which was included in the database dump, and not on my other e-mails that are publicly viewable by spam bots.

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    I've removed some from the helpdesk here this morning.
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    Yeah, I also received a few of those emails this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I've removed some from the helpdesk here this morning.
    Even WHT helpdesk got spammed? That sucks. Anybody reported this to Microsoft?
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    I have 2 emails from the fakes.

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    i've had 1 and went straight into the junk mail box

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    WHT system infiltrated ??

    Hi,

    since last night I will get a lot of SPAM to my email address used ONLY and EXCLUSIVE here on WHT Has anyone got same **** "Critical Microsoft Upgrade" SPAM since severall hours to his address used here on WHT ??

    I guess that anybody has cracked the database and crunched all email addresses because I don't think that WHT has sold it to SPAM guys.

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    I didn't get any more spam than I usually get. The WHT database was leaked about 4 months ago, maybe someone finally got to your email?
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    I have had a couple
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    I looked at Postini's quarantine for my WHT email and see numerous Microsoft Update emails.

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    Yep, I received at least 10 of those microsoft . org spam emails since late last night.

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    I don't think the phishing is specifically targeted at WHT system or was it infiltrated in anyway. Receive quite a number at a few email accounts including my ISP and personal email addresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boonchuan View Post
    I don't think the phishing is specifically targeted at WHT system or was it infiltrated in anyway. Receive quite a number at a few email accounts including my ISP and personal email addresses.
    I got it only to my WHT email - not to any other one. So in fact that I use for each registration unique addresses I can be 100% sure from whom they will have my address and I can easily drop down it within 1 second

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    Well, the email addresses of our accounts did get leaked, you should be thankful they are using your email and not your credit card
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    Yeap - getting these here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdie View Post
    Well, the email addresses of our accounts did get leaked, you should be thankful they are using your email and not your credit card
    exactly.

    why do people keep digging up the past.

    we can't change it, so it's better just to move on.

    i've yet to receive 1 spam from the wht email address I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    i've yet to receive 1 spam from the wht email address I use.
    Same. I suspect because I have a + in my email address.

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    I've been getting a lot of those emails recently too
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    I've received a bunch of 'em so far. Only received on the account I used on WHT so far.
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    Yes I have noticed those emails, but my pet Thunderbird feeds on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    exactly.

    why do people keep digging up the past.

    we can't change it, so it's better just to move on.

    i've yet to receive 1 spam from the wht email address I use.

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    I already had to cancel a cc because of wht. Where's my money for pain and suffering. Seriously though that whole incident caused a lot of people a lot of grief.
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    Hmm well I've got one myself, but Yahoo sent it to spam so no real worry for me, I can tell what's real and what's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cywkevin View Post
    I already had to cancel a cc because of wht. Where's my money for pain and suffering. Seriously though that whole incident caused a lot of people a lot of grief.
    Understandable and we're all sympathetic but it is time to move on. It sucked, it was dealt with and here we are.

    Lets discuss the email issue only if anything.

    Lots of spam here but I always get spam. No biggie for me.

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    Wow! I seem to be keep getting these, I total 23 in my Inbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    exactly.

    why do people keep digging up the past.

    we can't change it, so it's better just to move on.

    i've yet to receive 1 spam from the wht email address I use.

    owm
    It's not us bringing up the past. We are still getting spammed. For myself, there are at least 20 spam messages from the 6th from this "Windows Customer Support".

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    Same here 10 to 15 "Critical Microsoft Upgrade" daily for past few days, though all going directly to my SPAM box. But they are reducing as of yesterday.
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    I got my first "Critical Microsoft Upgrade" email today.
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    Got 3 of them in the past two days here. Deleted them and moved on.
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