"() sent a friend request" - new virus?

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We recently got an email that says we got a "friend request" from ()
(someone we know). It had a picture of the person a said to go to a web
site
(http://www.taggedmail.com/welcome.html?conn=250pky1cs&ect=dhol1w9&tId=140031&fid=0558d0adbcb6d90e&linkId=0 )

At the site it asks for information in order to be on this "friend's" list.

When I got in touch with the person she said that she hadn't sent it and
that it grabbed her email list and was sending these things to all the
people on her list.

Is this a new virus?

Re: "() sent a friend request" - new virus?

zirath wrote:

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Your friend is Mary Parks?

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The link you posted for all to see takes you specifically to your
friend's page. She'll thank you for telling the world about her, and
also divulging your Verizon email address to everyone.

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Either she has something from that site installed, or she subscribes to
one of those invasive services that purports to be able to tell her
"when someone receives my email and opens it", or..

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..it is a virus/worm/trojan, but unlikely.

Check the source of the email and look for web bugs.

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: "() sent a friend request" - new virus?

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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This was not my friend's page - she says that she doesn't have a page
and doesn't know anything about the site.

I wasn't too worried about her picture since it wasn't sexual and has
been posted on other newsgroups with her permission. (I didn't want my
un-spam-protected email shown tho - thanks for deleting it.)

I posted the url because I thought the virus/etc might be somehow coming
thru it.

Re: "() sent a friend request" - new virus?

zirath wrote:

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That is always possible. I didn't examine the source code of the page
(link) you provided. Perhaps users of infectable browsers and operating
systems could get hit at that page. One never knows unless one closely
examines everything in the code.

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: "() sent a friend request" - new virus?

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(http://www.taggedmail.com/welcome.html?conn=250pky1cs&ect=dhol1w9&tId=140031&fid=0558d0adbcb6d90e&linkId=0 )
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Google for tagged.com and taggedmail.com...

taggedmail.com is part of tagged.com, a spam sending "social networking"
site similar to myspace, wayn, etc, etc, ad nauseum...

-jen



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