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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Lennon, now 19 - who was a part-time employee at the insurance firm - was dismissed in 2003 and carried out the hoax email campaign between January 31 and February 4, 2004.
When undergraduates begin to die in the manner described in the hoax email, the liars realise they have given birth to a monster.
If the red planet actually did appear as huge as purported in the Mars hoax email, the planet would be just 750,000 kilometers from Earth, or about twice as far away as the moon.
When undergraduates begin to die in the manners described by Owen and Dodger in their hoax email, the liars realise they have given birth to a monster.
Best Buy has nothing to do with the hoax email, and the information about an unauthorized charge is false.
MPs were blitzed with a hoax email yesterday purporting to come from the Blairs' "lifestyle guru" Carole Caplin.
A HOAX email that plays on the naivety of computer users is doing the rounds.
It's not the first Steve Case hoax email to do the rounds - previous ones include advice about penis enlargement and "a patch that will fix all the bugs in AOL".
Abu Dhabi Airports confirmed to XPRESS that a hoax email has been circulating in the last week in which reference is made to the Big Ticket draw.
While Telstra s security teams are actively searching for and dealing with these hoax emails, Mr Kane said there are a few key things customers should remember if they believe they ve received a hoax email.
Talk on the sidelines of the first day of the forum was dominated by a hoax email that briefly had Russians believing the head of state-run Russian Railways - a Putin ally - had been dismissed, fuelling speculation that a battle for influence and money behind the scenes was intensifying.