There are more crazy hacking people from the other side of the world. It was Russian, Indonesian, Nigerian, … and now Vietnamese.
This morning upon checking my yahoo email, I found two of the same kind of email in Vietnamese from google email support.
My first thought: what the heck? Google support people send this out of vietnamese? So untrue.
So I checked out the full header of the email and Voila. The returning path has: @gaia.bounces.google.com. This is suspicious. Looking up for the IP address 188.8.131.52 – it is from Google in Mountain View. Weird! Is it possible that they use Google’s IP to mask their own? First of all, google support would carry gmail.com, or just @google.com in their returning path. Secondly, they always send out message to your gmail account if you are a gmail user, and of course in english. Well then the spammer is within google itself? There is always a possiblity. The best action to take: Beware and be careful.
If you receive email like the one below, spam them immediately (in Yahoo) and report abuse/spam (in Gmail). They hacked into your google profile for secondary email linked to your gmail account, or vice versa with yahoo.
This type of email hacking can drive you nuts, leave people in confused, not-knowing-what-to-do state.
From email@example.com Sun Nov 8 13:35:28 2009
X-Apparently-To:firstname.lastname@example.org via 184.108.40.206; Sun, 08 Nov 2009 05:35:28 -0800
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