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Just to warn people of a ..... New email Virus that's rapidly going around .. ....

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
VIRUS
.This is a very official looking email & comes with a zipped attachment.

DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT - DELETE STRAIGHT AWAY FROM YOUR INBOX!!

The message reads as follows.............

Your internet access is going to get suspended.

The Internet Service Provider Consorcium was made to protect the rights of software authors, artists.
We conduct regular wiretapping on our networks, to monitor criminal acts.

We are aware of your illegal activities on the internet wich were originating from.

You can check the report of your activities in the past 6 month that we have attached. We strongly advise you to stop your activities regarding the illegal downloading of copyrighted material of your internet access will be suspended.

Sincerely
ICS Monitoring Team

As I never download anything illegal I knew straight away this must be a hoax & investigated ! (spelling mistakes gave it away a bit too!) ...... Long live Google.

I know a few peeps on here who in the past have done quite a bit of downloading...! (legal of course) so thought I would post before they are frightened to death or open the attachment. ..................

..................Aunty snowtiger xx
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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1 Like #1
Do not open the attachment - it'll download a rootkit that will damage the internet connection and open your TCP ports.
#2
Thanks for the heads-up, Aunty Snowtiger :-) xx
#3
thx will keep my eye open for it :thumbsup:
rep given
#4
Thanks for this, have some rep:thumbsup:
#5
oops i opend it im going to format today though:w00t:
1 Like #6
awwwwwww, thnx guys ... glad to of been of some help xx :)
#7
:thumbsup:thanks - love your new avvy
#8
cheers:thumbsup:
#9
holly100;3075961
:thumbsup:thanks - love your new avvy

Thanks Holly, Nicki made it for me (wow that lady is talented!) & I added a few sparkly stars....
#10
raptorcigs;3075938
oops i opend it im going to format today though:w00t:

Did you really Raptor ? or are you joking ? I never know with you ! :roll:
Did you get the zipped files ? & If you did .... What did they say ?
(remember until you get rid of whatever it is your computer could now be open to 'the spies' ) lol
#11
thanks for the warning
#12
If you follow the simple rule of never opening attached files from unsolicited emails you won't have a problem... if you can't spot a fake/viral email as obvious as the one above then you should think twice about using the internet (and certainly buying anything/entering personal info!)
#13
Thanks for warning us snowtiger, don't think I would have opened it but, good to know in advance just in case..... :thumbsup:

Thanks :-D
#14
jah128
If you follow the simple rule of never opening attached files from unsolicited emails you won't have a problem... if you can't spot a fake/viral email as obvious as the one above then you should think twice about using the internet (and certainly buying anything/entering personal info!)


A bit harsh though I see where you are coming from. The BBC has some good information on spotting fake emails, avoiding infection.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7183008.stm
#15
jah128
If you follow the simple rule of never opening attached files from unsolicited emails you won't have a problem... if you can't spot a fake/viral email as obvious as the one above then you should think twice about using the internet (and certainly buying anything/entering personal info!)



I agree 100%.
#16
Wire tapping eh? Sounds like Cold War espionage to me.
#17
abomination;3076159
A bit harsh though I see where you are coming from.


Yes, it sounds harsh, but its brutally honest - if you are using the internet (particularly to buy things/services) you really must be able to identify obvious viruses and phishing attempts although the 'rules' to follow are pretty simple and straight-forward - you also must accept that people will try to defraud details from you and get unauthorised access to your details so it really essential that you can identify which emails and websites are fakes...
#18
jah128;3076126
If you follow the simple rule of never opening attached files from unsolicited emails you won't have a problem... if you can't spot a fake/viral email as obvious as the one above then you should think twice about using the internet (and certainly buying anything/entering personal info!)

O mighty Jah, lord of the internet .............
This is my very point!.............. This is the reason I have posted this thread in the first place! because the email looked so real, so official, this one was well above average ! it very nearly fooled me .. The same as everyone else I get lots of various 'fake' email with dodgy attachments every single day & yes you can normally tell at once, you can spot exactly what they are & are not. But this one was different !!
#19
snowtiger;3076365
O mighty Jah, lord of the internet .............


Like the sound of that :thumbsup::giggle:

Seriously though, no legal matter would ever be entered into by email - its pretty easy to fake an 'official' looking email and they will get better and better as people get more savvy - and assuming you copied and pasted - "Internet Service Provider Consorcium" - if its an official email, it wouldn't have a spelling mistake in the company name!

If everyone posted everyone fake/phishing email they received on here the servers would break within hours!
#20
jah128;3076404
Like the sound of that :thumbsup::giggle:
[COLOR=darkred]Wonder why that is .... hahahahaha :p[/COLOR]
Seriously though, no legal matter would ever be entered into by email - its pretty easy to fake an 'official' looking email and they will get better and better as people get more savvy - and assuming you copied and pasted - "Internet Service Provider Consorcium" - if its an official email, it wouldn't have a spelling mistake in the company name!
[COLOR=darkred]omg ! you still don't get it do you ? ![/COLOR]
If everyone posted everyone fake/phishing email they received on here the servers would break within hours!

[COLOR=darkred]Are you deliberately being silly ?[/COLOR]
#21
snowtiger;3076551
[COLOR=darkred]Are you deliberately being silly ?[/COLOR]


No. Not really sure what you mean :?
#22
thanks - what a nice new avatar

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