Getting Spammed Font Designers?

Diner's picture

Recently, I received an e-mail from Tabur Buhl asking my why I'd sent him a blank e-mail. In reality, I'd never sent Tabur any e-mails and we wrote back and fourth to determine the source of this wierdness . . .

A few days later, his friend Brode of Sacred Nipple had similar encounters. I also received another blank e-mail with an .exe file attached from Fontosaurus.

A day later, I found out the same thing had been happening to Brian of Astigmatic. I had been the recipient of e-mails from infected computers, but never from computers infected with font designers e-mail addresses.

Has this happened to anybody else?

Stuart :D

hrant's picture

Yup.
I've been getting messages at themicrofoundry.com about bounced emails to bunches of Yahoo addresses. Except I never sent them...

hhp

Jared Benson's picture

What do the emails say?

Diner's picture

For the most part, they don't contain any message, for me usually an .exe attachment and the subject always seems to be a word or two stripped from the body of another e-mail.

(eg: Background, Comprador)

anonymous's picture

These are viruses. Someone has either sent you an email recently or has your address in their address book... and they have a Windows-based PC. The virus infects their machine, steals some email addresses and forwards itself and a randomly selected file (think about that!) to the email addresses it found. It may even be self-modifying in that it passes on email addresses through a couple of iterations.

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