Is Parallels spamming me???

Discussion in 'Parallels Website and Forum' started by ATXP, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. ATXP

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    I'm received this message three times!

    Why?
     
  2. amnesiac

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    I just got the exact same message.
     
  3. b.gruff

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    I got the same message - only once, with the same IP... Weird. It's from Chicago. I changed my password because I thought it was a little weird. And then I thought that maybe I should change all my passwords. Maybe not.

    B
     
  4. 321estrellas

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    I'm getting it too. Second email so far. Same IP, but the site I used says it's from Dallas, Texas...
     
  5. aldango

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    Unsolicited Spam

    I, too, am suspicious.

    If you look at the full headers of the message, you get this:
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    Return-Path: <nobody@forum.parallelz.com>
    Received: (qmail 19445 invoked from network); 8 Aug 2007 20:47:29 -0000
    Received: from forum.parallelz.com ([66.197.12.178]) by ***.***.edu with ESMTP; 08 Aug 2007 15:47:29 -0500
    Received: from forum.parallelz.com (forum.parallelz.com [127.0.0.1]) by forum.parallelz.com (8.12.11.20060308/8.12.11) with ESMTP id l78KlSET013577 for <****@***.edu>; Wed, 8 Aug 2007 16:47:28 -0400
    Received: (from nobody@localhost) by forum.parallelz.com (8.12.11.20060308/8.12.11/Submit) id l78KlR4t013570; Wed, 8 Aug 2007 16:47:27 -0400
    
    My email address and server addresses have been censored to ****@***.edu and ***.***.edu ;)

    What the hell is parallelz.com? A whois.org lookup shows this:
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    Registrant:
    Joseph Jurczyk
    10022 Gatewood Dr.
    Brecksville, OH 44141
    United States
    
    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: PARALLELZ.COM
    Created on: 20-Apr-05
    Expires on: 20-Apr-08
    Last Updated on: 
    
    Administrative Contact:
    Jurczyk, Joseph jurczyk@yahoo.com
    10022 Gatewood Dr.
    Brecksville, OH 44141
    United States
    4405460183
    
    Technical Contact:
    Jurczyk, Joseph jurczyk@yahoo.com
    10022 Gatewood Dr.
    Brecksville, OH 44141
    United States
    4405460183
    
    Domain servers in listed order:
    CPNS01.SECURESERVER.NET
    CPNS02.SECURESERVER.NET
    
    Which has NOTHING to do with the real parallels.com Whois data:

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    Domain Name: PARALLELS.COM
    
    Registrant [25956]:
    parallels
    13755 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Herndon
    VA
    20171
    US
    
    
    Administrative Contact [734553]:
    *** *** ***@parallels.com
    parallels
    
    Billing Contact [25956]:
    *** *** ***@parallelssoft.com
    parallels
    
    Technical Contact [25956]:
    *** *** ***@parallelssoft.com
    parallels
    
    Domain servers in listed order:
    
    NS1.PARALLELS.COM 64.131.89.***
    NS2.PARALLELS.COM 64.131.89.***
    NS3.PARALLELS.COM 66.197.38.***
    
    Record created on: 2000-11-20 09:00:07.0
    Database last updated on: 2007-06-29 08:52:21.98
    Domain Expires on: 2008-11-20 09:00:07.0
    
    Parallels employee personal information has been censored to prevent spamming.

    What do you think?

    _________________________________

    Sorry, I have removed all names and covered IP's with asterisks. (Parallels Moderator)

    My mistake. I thought I caught all the sensitive data. (aldango)
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2007
  6. aimh441

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    I received the same message The ip address pins back to Dallas....
     
  7. aimh441

    aimh441

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    I received the same message The ip address pins back to Dallas....
     
  8. Agrajag

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    I've gotten this message a bunch of times too. Apparently someone is trying to brute force the passwords of a bunch of users?
     
  9. albeik

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    I have gotten this message multiple times so far! Is someone at Parallels investigating this or what?!
     
  10. barryw

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    Parallels - what is going on. Let's have a comment or something.

    Is there a process to have an account DELETED - not just disabled, but totally removed?

    And how were the email addresses found? I thought my registration data was private.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2007
  11. apologeticus

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    I've gotten it twice, and I'd also like to know how to delete my account
     
  12. B-Man

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    Same with me - 3 times already
     
  13. bayz

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    3 times here too!
     
  14. barryw

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    Again - somewhere out there - someone that can represent Parallels.
    I have two - make that three - simple questions and I want an answer.

    1. How was my email address associated with my user name?
    2. How can I delete this account?
    3. Were you hacked?
     
  15. bayz

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    I dont represent Parallels, but...
    1. you gave them your email when you signed up for the account, probably because it was required (no one has access to it unless they successfully guess your password)
    2. sorry, donno
    3. so far it looks like this person (or bot) has not successfully guessed a password, but in time it probably will
     
  16. barryw

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    bayz - you are partially correct. I did give them a password and user name when I signed up. It was not given to anyone else. It is required to sign up. Check and see - you have no way by looking at member information to get the email address.

    Take a close look back at the beginning post and notice that the email sent has ATXP's user name at the top, as did the one I received. That was sent to an email account that should not be public knowledge. I want to know how that information got out.

    Regards.
     
  17. barryw

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    Oh - and no disrespect to you or any other member here - I am looking for an answer from Parallels.
     
  18. ariell

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    I also have gotten two of these emails.

    I don't think it is Parallels, because they have the password, right? I changed my password automatically to eight numbers, but I don't like what's going on. Parallels better find out what's going on and report to us.
     
  19. ariell

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    Is it possible that it's a new software error? Parallels has changed the forum recently.
     
  20. bdodds

    bdodds Bit Poster

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    Just got 2 of the very same emails...
     

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