30 November 2008

To all interested Darwin/HMS Beagle fans

Darwin-related trojan email warning. Beagle blogger Richard has just sent this through:

A word of warning. Early this morning I received an email saying the following
lambstarpie@aol.com

hello. I'd like to offer my Darwin Souvenir pillows or photo on the site.. can you tell me where the place would be to best show this art to a needing public?

thank you,
arribella pellicano

It contained a frankly bizarre attachment "origin of the species.bmp" showing a pillow with an image on it of a woman's naked torso and what appears to be a child wearing a chimp mask. Who is this joker? I thought."

So anyone who's blogging or has Darwin content on their website, watch out for this one.

Richard adds: I did some more research and ended up at a site which attempted a trojan attack on me: http://www.l-a-m-b-s-t-a-r.com (I have inserted dashes for safety purposes).

3 comments:

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

Hope it's okay I just copied this post onto DoD...
http://thedispersalofdarwin.blogspot.com/2008/11/im-sharing-this-from-beagle-project.html

Karen James said...

of course, michael, that's fine

Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

thanks