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spoofing with many email addresses in an Apple address book

1530 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2010 10:07 AM by William Boyd, Jr. RSS
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Oct 16, 2010 7:07 AM
I was a good samaritan (no good deed goes unpunished) and set up a MacBook running Snow Leopard earlier this year for a friend who knows little about computers. She doesn't use boot camp and only uses Apple Mail for email. She noticed that a spoofing email went out to about 50 of the addressees in her address book of about 100 addresses. About 50 of these addressees rec'd a spoof email presumably from this computer directing them to go to She uses aol service of some sort and denies having her address book on some aol server, so I'm at a loss to explain how the spoofer got so many of the addresses in her address book. I'm unaware of malware that can get on a mac and do this but she is pretty much a novice. Any ideas? I looked around for web posts on this and couldn't find much.

I suppose she could have sent out an email with a ccc to half her address book but she denies this.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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