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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 10:50 AM Reply

At 3/17/05 10:22 AM, AloneInTheDark wrote: Inform the FBI about this? lol. Yes, the FBI will definately investigate a virus mail someone on the internet sent. Since that is their main priority and they do that with all the 250 million virus mails that are sent every week

Hmm, if it is a virus, it is a virus made for Newgrounds. Since it can access Tom's e-mail address and also "know's" some things. And someone is just using his e-mail, wich isn't allowed.

At 3/17/05 10:23 AM, Eldarion wrote: Whoever did this didn't actually use Tom's email address, they just changed the "From:" field to 'tom@newgrounds.com'. When you send an email, the 'From' field isn't even checked to see if it's a valid address, and if you know what you're doing, you can type anything in there, including someone else's email address.

Then there is no virus at all. :)
But it's really fucked up for Tom...

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:08 AM Reply

But your secret love-mails to me are real aren't they?

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:12 AM Reply

A while ago someone using your (tom) e-mail address and someone using Wade's e-mail address contacted me on msn, I made a thread about this. They said they were going to sue me ( obviously for something I didn't do). they said they had your permission to do this for a joke on the newgrounds members.
I didn't believe them. They are now both blocked/deleted.

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:18 AM Reply

tom got hacked? omfg omfg omfg loser

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:20 AM Reply

True, foneys are on the move.A couple of months back I received an e-mail stating: " I'm from Newgrounds..." All he said was how amazing he had found this company giving away free plasma-TV's, CD- and DVD-players! He told me to participate. So what did I do? Nothing! It's weird, how people just keep falling into those traps! ô.0*

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:20 AM Reply

that is teh sux

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:27 AM Reply

At 3/17/05 10:50 AM, Zendra wrote: Hmm, if it is a virus, it is a virus made for Newgrounds. Since it can access Tom's e-mail address and also "know's" some things. And someone is just using his e-mail, wich isn't allowed.

you have some mistakes here. the virus (if it is one) was not meant for ng, but to users who recieve it. it's that simple.
second, it can't access tom's mail. the sender probably changed the sender's main, as people said before already.


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:33 AM Reply

It's easy as hell to spoof an email address, here is an example:
http://www.tinsanity.net/spoofer.php
See? But luckily there are just as easy ways to determine the real sender
To see the real message author in Microsoft Outlook
Rightclick the email on your email list and click options. Under the Internet Headers box, if it says anything other than newgrounds (or something to that effect) after "Recieved: from", it's a fake.


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:48 AM Reply

At 3/17/05 09:49 AM, TomFulp wrote: There was a 46k file attached called "flash". It is most likely something malicious. Please note that I will NEVER send anyone random files such as this. If you receive an email from me with a file attachment, don't open it until you specifically know the context of our communication!

So those naked pictures of wade weren't from you?

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 11:48 AM Reply

i got an email with a 46k attachment with a virus on.

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:01 PM Reply

I can e-mail people from my phone and specify what the 'from' address is. I might send one to somebody here, except I'll tell you what i'm doing... if anyone gets an e-mail from 'tom' soon and the subject is 'test' then its me!


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:03 PM Reply

There's a simple solution, NG. Be on the lookout for this fake. Once found, it shouldn't be a problem to get rid of him/her. Nonetheless, it's a matter that we all shouldn't be like "OMG OMG OMG!" and just not care.

But I can't do much since I'm at home for Spring Break, and my NG account is back at the college. Curse my lacking e-mail skills. ~_~

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:05 PM Reply

I can't help to wonder if the guy is using that e-mail account to randomly e-mail people, and trying to spread bad things about the site.


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:09 PM Reply

around 45kb is a trojan keylogger.


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:18 PM Reply

At 3/17/05 12:03 PM, CaedaFera wrote: There's a simple solution, NG. Be on the lookout for this fake. Once found, it shouldn't be a problem to get rid of him/her. Nonetheless, it's a matter that we all shouldn't be like "OMG OMG OMG!" and just not care.

TheHappyBoy, author of Armed Forces, the movie I blew my whistle on, was the user impersonating Tom before. He changed his profile though. I'm not saying he's responsible for the e-mail thing, but still, dude, that was a dumb thing to do.


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:34 PM Reply

i'd wish i somday get some e-mail....
i am so lonely...

:*sob*

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 12:54 PM Reply

At 3/17/05 09:49 AM, TomFulp wrote (not):


Your Flash was a good peice of work. :)

Heres a Action Script Generator

-Used to generate scripts to make games and flash movies involving action scripts. Makes flash mx action script much easier. ;)

Enjoy hope to see more of your work soon.

A good PEICE of work? Don't worry Tom, I would never fall for that, I know you can spell...
For the most part anyway (it's coloUr you americans!)
If this guy has an account delete it immediately! I can't stand people who dare impersonate you for malicious reasons.

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 01:03 PM Reply

At 3/17/05 12:54 PM, Random_Dude wrote: If this guy has an account delete it immediately! I can't stand people who dare impersonate you for malicious reasons.

maybe they should find him first. there is someone who posted it was him on the first page, but i bet it's just another moron who needs attention.

by the way, you can say both "color" and "colour".


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 01:14 PM Reply

With Microsoft Outlook, these fake emails are so easy to do.

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 01:32 PM Reply

proably some low life who has nothing better to do

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 01:34 PM Reply

oh, that explain the idiot who has been emailing me about -get you're free gay porn today :D

then i was thinking -Tom is really gay...

and now that there has been a fake email adress i can get some sweet sweet payback ;)


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 01:58 PM Reply

So those love-emails from you were random??? *wails*

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 02:29 PM Reply

I've seen stuff like this before. Script kiddies think they're funny by using html address spoofers.


Fuck it.

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 02:38 PM Reply

Heres a Action Script Generator

-Used to generate scripts to make games and flash movies involving action scripts. Makes flash mx action script much easier. ;)

Enjoy hope to see more of your work soon.

I love how the people who send spam/virus mail can never speak english worth a shit.


I put the "funk" in function()

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 02:39 PM Reply

There was a 46k file attached called "flash". It is most likely something malicious. Please note that I will NEVER send anyone random files such as this. If you receive an email from me with a file attachment, don't open it until you specifically know the context of our communication!

Who would do such a thing!? :(

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 02:55 PM Reply

At 3/17/05 09:49 AM, TomFulp wrote: One of the authors with content on the front page received this email, apparently spoofing my email address as the sender:


From: TomFulp <Tom@newgrounds.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 19:09:36 -0800
Subject: Congratulations Newgrounds Present you with.....

Your Flash was a good peice of work. :)

Heres a Action Script Generator

-Used to generate scripts to make games and flash movies involving action scripts. Makes flash mx action script much easier. ;)

Enjoy hope to see more of your work soon.


There was a 46k file attached called "flash". It is most likely something malicious. Please note that I will NEVER send anyone random files such as this. If you receive an email from me with a file attachment, don't open it until you specifically know the context of our communication!

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You ppl dont know nothing about Email Bombs Ect... Cloning E-mails ect.. All it takes is one Program Made in Visual Basic to do such a little thing. And its not veary hard to do. All you need is Servers......

...And about them files.....Just check it befor you open look for a (.exe)

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 03:14 PM Reply

how can someone use your email adress

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 03:15 PM Reply

At 3/17/05 03:14 PM, Smith1 wrote: how can someone use your email adress

They can't, they just spoofed it using message headers


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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 03:20 PM Reply

that is probs a hack in means of spreading virus, couple of days ago, there was a topic saying i got dissed by tom fulp with the address tom_fulp@negrounds or something like tht

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Response to Warning: Fake Tom Email Mar. 17th, 2005 @ 03:34 PM Reply

Christ, it wasn't a hack. Does anybody actually read the thread -_- ?


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