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Under Attack

I seem to be under attack. The source appears to be the domain of the hotel chain Dorint International and I've already spoken with the IT Manager at Dorint.Com, who appears to believe his domain may have been spoofed. Either this or he has an open SMTP relay, because I'm now receiving a constant stream of virus attacks over several of my email addresses.



I may be paranoid thinking its only me because of my connection with eCrime but either way, it's the worst business interruption I've seen since the MyDoom virus at the beginning of 2004.

I have noticed that there's a regular daily visitor from Germany reading this Weblog - I can see your IP address - Would you like to introduce yourself? I would love to know what interests you most in this rather eclectic and often rambling diary of mine!

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