Inbox hit by 1000 emails with attachments. Virus?

  Griffon 19:15 05 Oct 2005

Today my inbox has been hit by a huge number of e-mails - maybe up to 1000 - with subjects similar to: Returned mail, user unknown; Deliver Status Notification (Failure); Failure Notice etc. Some have attachments with file names containing the word Hentai, and other unsavoury words, or .dat files with various file tags like ATT001645 or similar. What the hell is this? I've occassionally had e-mails like this but not 1000 in a single day! I have McAfee viruscan and firewall, both up to date and functioning, and a scan of my system today was clean. My ISP is NTL.

  johnnyrocker 19:20 05 Oct 2005

what do they say is the origin? you may have someone who has your mail address on their pc and has become infected


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:21 05 Oct 2005

Someone else has a virus and it is auto e-mailling to every one in the address book.

Do not open any just delete them.

  Griffon 19:27 05 Oct 2005

They all appear to have different origins. Here are three picked at random:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

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