BJ Insider VIRUS
  • This Message is for anybody that receives the weekly BJ Insider newsletter.

    You may have received today a false e-mail that
    appeared to be a virus from Blackjack Insider.
    The subject may have been:

    "Re: E-mail technical support message"

    and the e-mail had a 'from' address of:
    [email]management@bjinsider.com[/email]
    (or similar)

    The e-mail contained attachments. It also
    may have warned about an invalid or terminated
    e-mail account, or resigned position, asking you
    to open the attachments.

    This e-mail ***WAS NOT** from Blackjack Insider.
    It was a virus that falsified the 'from' address,
    giving the appearance of being sent by and
    from Blackjack Insider. It was not.

    Some important things you should know:

    1) DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS:
    - This e-mail is a virus, using a common strategy
    to spread. It reads the e-mail on an infected
    system, and sends itself out using the 'from'
    address of your e-mails. As such, the virus
    could have come from any computer that
    received the Blackjack Insider e-newsletter
    at any time. This is called 'e-mail spoofing'.
    Unfortunately, this gives the appearance that the
    virus came from BJI.
    - We NEVER send any attachments to our subscribers...
    only our bi-monthly newsletter about blackjack and gambling.
    - Ignore any further suspect e-mails and attachments,
    regardless of who they are from.

    2) NO BLACKJACK INSIDER MACHINE IS INFECTED:
    - This mailing did not originate from any Blackjack Insider
    computer, nor are any of our machines or servers
    infected with this virus, or any other viruses.

    3) OUR E-MAIL DATABASE WAS NOT COMPROMISED:
    - Our e-mail subscriber list was ***NOT*** compromised
    in any way. This is held on an independent and secure
    server that was not infected. The virus spread from some
    other remote computer unrelated to any of our systems.
    Our e-mail subscriber list was NOT copied or stolen.

    4) WHAT WE ARE DOING TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T
    HAPPEN AGAIN:
    - The e-mailing was caused when the virus e-mailed itself
    from someone else's computer to the newsletter reply
    address, 'spoofing' the from address randomly as well.
    This accidentally caused it to be
    mailed to the BJI subscriber list. This fault has
    been corrected in our own setup, and this error cannot
    occur again. Since virus e-mails can always 'masquerade'
    as coming from any e-mail address, you should be guarded
    against any e-mail, and NEVER OPEN ATTACHMENTS
    UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT THE CONTENT IS, regardless
    of who it is from.

    5) WHAT IF YOU OPENED THE ATTACHMENTS:
    - If you opened the attached zip files and ran any
    of the contents, you should immediately run a current and
    updated anti-virus program.

    We understand our subscribers concerns about this
    accidental e-mailing from an outside source,
    and strive to take every effort to protect all subscriber
    information.

    Thanks,

    Blackjack Insider
    www.BJInsider.com

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