Hello, I'm newly registered on these forums, but I've been active with Bitcoin for some time now.
Today I received an unsolicited email from firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding a supposed "Bitcoin Mining Accelerator" program called "Coin Miner" including a link to http://bitcoin-mining-accelerator.com/
and an invitation to beta test it for free. I don't know how my email address was obtained, but I can only assume it was via the Mt. Gox database leak.
The download is an EXE installer. The install seems to include GUIMiner, as well as who knows what else. I find the whole thing very sketchy to say the least. Fortunately I don't keep my wallet on my mining rig, but I've taken security precautions nonetheless, and will be wiping my mining machine ASAP. I know it was stupid to open an unknown EXE. However, since my wallet wasn't on the machine was less concerned about potential malware.
Did anyone else receive this email? Does anyone have any information about this email, website, product, or company?
Please feel free to move this topic to the appropriate location. Since I'm a brand new user, this is the only place I can post.
See also: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24437.0