Warning: MWK phishing attempt

Hey guys,

One of our users received a bogus email today and wanted to make sure everyone knows this is a fake and that you shouldn't click on any links within the message.

Here's what it looks like:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: automailer@menwhoknit.com
Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Subject: A new settings file for the user@menwhoknit.com has just been released
To: user@menwhoknit.com

Dear user of the menwhoknit.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (user@menwhoknit.com) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:


Best regards, menwhoknit.com Technical Support.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Blast!!! I guess it was only a matter of time before some jerk had to try it. Thanks for the heads up. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Crafty Andy's picture

fuzzed's picture

I've not received it, but if I had it would have been obvious to me it wasn't legit. I wonder how this person thinks they can get away with it?? And just what is this person trying to do? What an idiot... *shakes head*

rjcb3's picture

Ummm...whenever I get an email it's only because someone has written me a private message (of which I don't get many anyway) and it always comes to my email inbox as darrel@menwhoknit.com.

...and seeing as the emails are all the same text, using my real screen name "Dear rjcb3" (and etc.) I would be all over that. Since I have everything in my inbox filtered, everything that contains "menwhoknit.com" in the "From" header goes right into its proper little folder. I haven't got one of those anyway, thank the gods.

Sheesh! Do these idjuts realise you just can't do that nowadays? Sometimes I really long for the good ol' days when all you had to worry about was someone bringing in a 5.25" floppy infecting everyone's computer with "Stoned"


YarnGuy716's picture

A 5.25" floppy...LOL! The sad part is my first computer operated off of a 5.25 floppy!

rjcb3's picture

My first computer was TRS 80 Colour Computer that hooked up to the TV for a monitor and we had to make our own programs.

The ones at school were TRS 80 Model I -- that the OS ran on the floppy. Before we were even allowed to touch the computers at school, we had to pass a written exam, including proper care and usage of the floppy disc (to include opening and closing the little door that locked the disc in...yes, points were taken off if we didn't include "turn the switch" on the test -- like it was going to operate without it anyway?!?!?) We were all so proud when we were assigned our own personal disc.

Ah, those were the days.


MMario's picture

My first contact with computers was the college course; keypunching cards....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

albert's picture

The first computers I encountered operated from cuneiform-engraved clay tablets.

OT: Ahh, had to reply... good ole STONED. I've got a copy of that somewhere around here. As a computer IT I've kept a few of the old vira as pets. STONED was one of my favorites; the original version never harmed your machine and was easy to remove. (sigh) I learned a lot about the boot sector that year. Those were the days. Heh heh... your computer is STONED!


Mnjack's picture

Thanks for the heads up. I haven't seen it yet. I seldom open anything that is from someone I don't know or address I don't know. I wonder what they are trying to do ?

albert's picture

They must be after our secret patterns- damned knitphish!

stch's picture

Thank you for keeping us informed.

leon's picture

I was feeling really left out cause I had not recieved it yet... and then late today (NZ Time) it arrived. Thank goodness I was worried I was not even worth phishing from. Tee hee hee.

Thanks for the heads up. Always nice to know that you are there looking out for us all!