e-mail spoofing

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e-mail spoofing

The unauthorized use of a third-party domain name as the sender's name in an e-mail message. Most often used by spammers, spoofing the name of a popular retailer or organization entices the recipient to read the full message. See e-mail authentication, spoofing and spam.
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Historic Jones Beach Water Tower being refurbished despite e-mail hoax saying it was demolished [Newsday]
Ericsson considers the e-mail hoax to be an attack on its network resources.
Officials have blamed an e-mail hoax for helping to spread the panic that just days remain before drivers could be hit with fines.
One e-mail hoax claims passengers on the London Tube system can contact emergency services via a satellite signal from their mobile phones.
Don't clog bandwidth and mailboxes by forwarding virus warnings, medical horror stories, or dire predictions without first visiting a couple of e-mail hoax identification Web sites to check if they are genuine.
Hundreds of bubbly lovers, including high-profile TV personalties, fell victim to the e-mail hoax.
FBI Virus/Spam Hoax: The NCFTA has assisted the FBI with its investigation concerning a fraudulent e-mail hoax (http://www.
Your e-mail inbox might contain more ordinary spam or scams than hoaxes, but sending on just one e-mail hoax has an extreme self-perpetuating effect on the Internet.
Ironically, the other e-mail hoax involving the World Trade Center observation deck picture did not generate enough interest to make this week's list.
With CommandView Message Inspector from Elron Software, organizations can prevent the receipt of this e-mail hoax -- and others like it -- by blocking the e-mail based on its actual context, in addition to sender address and e- mail subject.
Thanks to an e-mail hoax, the number one searched term is 16th century seer Nostradamus.
Both companies denounce a recent e-mail hoax depicting a virus threat with these cards and assure consumers that the popular electronic greeting cards and the web site are safe.