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Hi all

First, please excuse the cross posting. It is important that this message is seen by both the escape and sideshow people:

Due to being very busy lately I have not been posting much, if at all. However I need to let everyone know that our website, and e-mail address have recently been hacked, and used as the return address for a very large number of email virus attacks.

While I would usually see this as a random choice of spoofed address, in this case it seems personal. Why? Well, sideshow central was recently hacked, I believe that Joe Bates (Slims Sideshow) address was recently hacked, and now a message to Cannons great escapes has bounced back to my machine. Meaning that someone has used a spoofed version of our address to attack another related company.

This is certainly not a coincidence. I also just realized that I have not received any e-mail at all to thefreakshow.co.uk for a few days. This is very unusual indeed, and leads me to believe that someone is diverting my mail.

I will carry on looking into this myself. And I will find out who is behind it. I have some experience in internet security and freinds in the business who will track the source. In the meantime everyone with websites should be very careful, and if anyone has received any unusual or virused messages from our web address, please delete them and let me know. The same goes if it seems I have ignored any messages. I may well not have received them.

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Its the MyDoom e-mail worm that started yesterday. It gets a victims address book and spoofs their identity. Update your virus protection as soon as possible. There is nothing 'personal' about the attacks as the virus doesn't know who the host is.
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I don't think it is that virus. I have received loads of messages with it in, but my anti virus software has been picking them up. It also doesn't explain a few other things too.

I am off to Ohio for a week on Thursday so hopefully I can sort this out tommorow.

Thanks for the advice Smile

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Pretty sure it's the Mydoom. My bands website has fallen victim as well.

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The MyDoom virus is certainly responsible for a lot of the problems. But our e-mailing list and website were hacked by an individual.
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