March 5, 2002
Looping emails: Latest scourge of the Internet?
Author: JT Smith
ZDnet UK reports that "A simple system administrator mistake is now capable of practically disabling email systems worldwide, as recent incidents show... The problem was that people around the world were apparently getting spammed by SuSE and up to 20 other companies. And the victims were not getting just one spam from each company, but hundreds. To make matters worse, every time one victim sent an email reply to complain, that email was forwarded on to everybody else on the list."