September 18, 2004

Security warning

Someone is sending out faked emails that seemingly come from PlayChess. But these email have nothing to do with Please delete them immediately, do not click on any of the links contained in this mail!

The mail shows up in your email client as coming from or from with the subject line "E-mail technical support message.".

This is the content of the mail I got this morning:

============== Start of faked email =====================
Dear user of "" mailing domain,

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 further details see the attach.

Password: []

The team

============== End of faked email =====================

As can be easily seen from the email header, this mail came from the network address (this is not playchess!).

And I don't sign my messages with "The team"...

Be careful!
Thomas (webmaster of

For those of you who can understand email headers, this is the complete header:

Delivery-date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:45:51 +0200
Received: from [] (
by with smtp (Exim 3.35 #1)
id 1C8Pbz-0003d1-00
for; Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:45:44 +0200
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 17:45:31 -0300
Subject: E-mail technical support message.
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

Hey, email cheater, do you read this?
You have to learn much more - this is too easy. We could really get you - and we will, if you try this again!

Posted by Thomas Stahl at September 18, 2004 11:32 AM

How stupid has this person got to be to send this to

Posted by: KingOfPawns at September 18, 2004 12:49 PM

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