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Has PlusNet been hacked ?

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Has PlusNet been hacked ?

OK... this may have to be moved.... just received an email on my Thunderbird mail client....
From ...  me.....
Well actually, I did not send it... BUT the From address is FAX<FAX  ( at ) shutter.plus.com>  (Changed )
And it is addressed to my "normal" email address...  
here is the text...
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You have received fax from LYP5036164
Scan date: Thu, 29 May 2014 09:48:46 +0000
Number of page(s): 9
Resolution: 400x400 DPI
_________________________________
Attached file is scanned image in Microsoft Word format.


I don`t want to put any more info on here... but would like to know who to info this to, as a matter of security

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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Look at the email headers and see what the IP address of the originating sender was and which email server it was sent through.
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

I wouldn't panic too much - just checked my deleted stuff and got similar :
You have received fax from EPS66055049 at picbits.co.uk
Scan date: Wed, 28 May 2014 12:30:58 +0100
Number of page(s): 4
Resolution: 400x400 DPI
Download file at google disk drive service - dropbox.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/****n/FAX-

The above came from a compromised machine in Italy :
Received: from my.firewall (net-188-219-221-106.cust.vodafonedsl.it [188.219.221.106])
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Yes I got a few today - just deleted them.

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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

I received one as well but it was to my workplace email address.
See attached image
It has been sent to my Outllok Web Access account and the link in the message body directs you to an error page,
Is this connected?
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

I got one but just ignored it.
TORPC
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Great question
Wonder why PlusNet has not answered & refuted the title ?Huh
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Thought I hadn't received any, checked my spam folder and there was one from the 29th.
Gmail just spammed it for me, unless I had checked I would never have seen it.  Grin
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Sounds like backscatter, a common form of spam. I wouldn't be overly concerned by this.
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Quote from: TORPC
Wonder why PlusNet has not answered & refuted the title ?Huh

Probably because the title was a question (not a statement that they had been hacked) and the question was answered by other members that it was just common spam and nothing to do with Plusnet.
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Quote from: Chris
Sounds like backscatter, a common form of spam. I wouldn't be overly concerned by this.

What are PlusNet doing to eradicate spammers using your brand name ?Huh
If & I quote, is not acceptable on the forums, what about outside the forums ?Huh
[quote= http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,218.0.html#post_derogatory]Derogatory Names
The modification of Plusnet or associated brand names by substituting, removing or adding letters is not needed to make a serious point and is not acceptable on the forums.
Where such an action takes place the moderators will correct the change either manually or automatically and where appropriate advise the poster by PM.

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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

We monitor our email platforms and if we identify anyone abusing it by sending spam etc then we will contact them to resolve the issue. If the spam is from a different ISP then there isn't a huge amount we can do as email address spoofing is hard to stop.
The forum rules have no relevance in this instance.
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Could you not inform the ISP in the case of spam emails being used in your name ?Huh
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

If they are reported to us, then we can contact their abuse teams.
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Re: Has PlusNet been hacked ?

Then we can or (actually do) contact their abuse teams ?Huh