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Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 26th, 2015, 10:08 pm

Some alerted me that they received the following download link from us this morning--but we did NOT send it.

Do NOT click on this link if you receive it! It's disguised as a wetransfer file, with their art. Looks authentic.

themagicportal@gmail.com
sent you some files
‘You owe the guys now. How about a decent quality vid of you doing the dice matrix?’
Download

Files (1.89 GB total)
R. Paul Wilson & Dan and Dave - Our Magic.mpg
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27 February, 2015
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Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby r paul wilson » February 27th, 2015, 2:13 am

I've approached the people involved in terms of their email addresses.

As an item of SPAM it's interesting. If it's a malicious file (likely) then the package is sophisticated and tailored but the link is for a wetransfer file.

I'll update on anything that comes from this.

P

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Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 27th, 2015, 7:09 am

Richard/Paul,

The Magic Portal which has the same email address, is a mailing that comes out once a month from Jim Canaday. News, stories, links and the like. I can't imagine Jim sending this out and will try to get in touch with him.

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Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby Bill Mullins » February 27th, 2015, 10:17 pm

And I just got this email today. Someone is spamming under Max Maven's name.

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Other addressees (which I blacked out) included John Gaughan, Allen Okawa, and the Skirball museum. So they may have actually gotten into Max's address book somehow.

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Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 27th, 2015, 10:27 pm

I got the spam/Max email as well.

It's also been done using my email address, but my computer is neat and clean.
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Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

Postby Tom Frame » February 28th, 2015, 12:57 pm

I'm another unhappy recipient of the Max Maven Weight Loss Scam Spam.
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