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    Suspicious email from GMail Management?

    Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content)
    outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
    a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
    follow the instructions.

    For details see the attach.

    I try downloading the zip file, it contain the beagle virus as i suspect.

    I have reported the email as phishing.... Anyone receives this as well?

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    There are (atleast) 4 Bagle variants that use that text.
    From address is spoofed as usual.

    Hehehe. Read your own tagline:
    A military operation involves deception.
    Never forget we are at war, the war against viruswriters
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    what should i look out in the mail headers to check the validity of the email?

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    The Received: headers are usually a dead-give-away the email is spoofed.
    They'll also help you trace the email to it's original sender. Usually you can only trace it to the ISP. Once you find that ISP email their abuse contact, note the virus you found and cut 'n past all the headers. The ISP in question will then contact the offending user.

    Or look at previously received emails from friends and compare the ISP and/or the source IP address. Virusses usually get send by someone you know.
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    Re: Suspicious email from GMail Management?

    Originally posted here by Death_Knight
    Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content)
    outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
    a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
    follow the instructions.

    For details see the attach.

    I try downloading the zip file, it contain the beagle virus as i suspect.

    I have reported the email as phishing.... Anyone receives this as well?
    Where there any links in the message? Is it *really* phishing? I know that GMail only gives you the 'report phishing' link in the message (under More Options where the message header will show up), and it has a 'report spam' link in the Inbox view.

    So I'm just splitting hairs here...is this really phishing? Not really, but that is a legitimate use of that link, I feel.

    As for beagle, pheh, unsolicited attachments are nothing new. More of the same.
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