Friday, May 27, 2005

New Virus Alert!

A worrying new wave of virus spam washed upon my shores today.

These emails, clearly designed to make a worrying recipient open the attachment, are composed more cleverly than the usual “Hi”, “Hello”, “Re”, “Thank you” type.

Here’s a few samples:

Subject: *WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed

Please read the attached document and follow it's instructions.

Subject: *DETECTED* Online User Violation

We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy, more info is attached.

Subject: Security measures
We attached some important information regarding your account.

Subject: Account Alert

(Illegible content)

Subject: Notice: **Last Warning**

The original message has been included as an attachment.


The attachments were email-doc.zip, instructions.zip or INFO.zip.

Beware: NEVER open attachments from senders you don’t recognise, no matter how “worrying” the email might be.

2 Comments:

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

I saw this one happening a lot last year. The "notices" always come from an email address like "support@yourdomain.com". I can see this working for somebody dumb enough to open an attachment when they weren't expecting it.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Gert said...

You're right, but "somebody dumb enough" could also be an absolute beginner: we're not all glued to our keyboards like you and me... These guys are getting pretty convincing.

 

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