Any idea what this is about?

  stlucia 20:15 25 Feb 09
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Today I've just received an email with the following text:-

"An account has been created for you in the TAC system

Your userid is: quoting my email address>
Your initial password is: quoting my password>
You have access to the following roles: Administrator
You can login at click here

See below for a summary of TAC�s function and the roles within the system.

Thanks,
Load Test
[email protected]
TAC Administrator"

The email address it's from is donotreply @ bbc.co.uk (without the spaces), and it shows the same address if I hove over it.

I don't remember requesting any service from the BBC web site, nor giving them my email address or password. So, should I be concerned? I think I'd better change my email password just in case.

  MAT ALAN 20:19 25 Feb 09

The email address it's from is donotreply


So, should I be concerned?

I don't remember requesting any service from the BBC web site

You bin spammed!!!

good idea to change password, just delete it!!!

  stlucia 20:54 25 Feb 09

Spam is my first reaction too, but how were they able to quote my correct password??

(It's now changed, by the way.)

  MAT ALAN 20:59 25 Feb 09

clever spam!!!

  MAT ALAN 21:00 25 Feb 09

or spy spam!!

not sure but doubt you will receive anything like that again...

  bluto1 21:30 25 Feb 09

Sophos anti rootkit and A squared anti dialler are worth a sweep. They're straight from memory so I haven't a link. Go via Google.

  grey george 22:17 25 Feb 09

You say it's the correct password, but the correct password for what?
If you have never signed up for any thing, there can be no password.
Could be someone is trying to get you to confirm your password so they hack your system or account.

Info on Mailinator
click here
Seems like spam heaven

  Stuartli 23:08 25 Feb 09

The "log on" e-mail address includes bbc.com

The BBC has always been co.uk to the best of my knowledge.

However, I did find this lone possible link:

click here

  stlucia 08:44 26 Feb 09

Quote: "You say it's the correct password, but the correct password for what?
If you have never signed up for any thing, there can be no password.
Could be someone is trying to get you to confirm your password so they hack your system or account."

The scary thing is, grey george, it's (or was) the password for my email account -- the same account they showed the address of :-(( And, even if I had signed up for something, I never give out my email password.

Quote: "The "log on" e-mail address includes bbc.com The BBC has always been co.uk to the best of my knowledge."

Good point, stuartli. So, that seems to confirm that it's not me signing up for anything with the BBC (I did have to register recently, I think, to use their i-player).

bluto1, I'll give my PC a full sweep with what I've got already (AVG, Spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware) and then check out your suggestions.

  Graham. 09:31 26 Feb 09

bbc.com forwards to bbc.co.uk.

  stlucia 11:05 26 Feb 09

Nothing nasty found by my resident defences, so I've downloaded and run Sophos Anti-Rootkit. Still nothing found.

The Anti-Dialler doesn't seem to be relevant because, according to its notes, it's for dial-up and I'm on broadband.

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