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Postby ksl » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 5:33 pm

I received this mail from a friend in UK.

AS YOU CAN SEE THIS HAS BEEN DOING THE ROUNDS ............. IT IS PROBABLY BEST TO HEED WARNINGS OF THIS NATURE EVEN IF THEY CANNOT BE SUBSTANTIATED.... I WILL LEAVE IT TO YOUR DISCRETION

JOHN


> >> Hello to everyone
> >> This warning has come from a totally reliable source.
> >> Cheers
> >> Lynne
> >>>Warning--PLEASE READ THIS
> >>>I just verified this is REAL.
> >>>PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE
> >>>Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the
> >>>moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will
> >>>not be able to fix it!
>>>If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured"
> >>>or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.
> >>>This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe,
but
> >>>mainly in the US and Israel.
> >>>Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.
> >>>PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:
> >>>You should be alert during the next days:
> >>>Do not open any message with an attached filed called
> >>>"Invitation" regardless of who sent it.
> >>>It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which "burns" the whole hard
> >>>disc C of your computer.
> >>>This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in
> >>>his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all
>>>your contacts.
> >>>It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus
>>>and open it.
>> >>>If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do
> >>>not open it and shut down your computer immediately.
> >>>This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by
> >>>Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
> >>>This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair
> >>>yet for this kind of virus.
> >>>This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the
> >>>vital information is kept.

> >>>SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
>>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
> > ---------
> >>>This e-mail is sent by Suncorp-Metway Limited ABN 66 010 831 722 or one
> >>>of
> >
> >>>its related entities "Suncorp".
> >>>
> >>>Suncorp may be contacted at Level 18, 36 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane or
on
> >>>13 11 55 or at suncorp.com.au.
> >>>
> >>>The content of this e-mail is the view of the sender or stated author
and
> >>>does not necessarily reflect the view of Suncorp. The content,
including
> >>>attachments, is a confidential communication between Suncorp and the
> >>>intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, any use,
> >>>interference with, disclosure or copying of this e-mail, including
> >>>attachments, is unauthorised and expressly prohibited. If you have
> >>>received this e-mail in error please contact the sender immediately and
> >>>delete the e-mail and any attachments from your system.
> >>>
> >>>If this e-mail constitutes a commercial message of a type that you no
> >>>longer wish to receive please reply to this e-mail by typing
Unsubscribe
> >>>in the subject line.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>




--
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.1.410 / Virus Database: 268.16.9/622 - Release Date: 10/01/2007

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 5:39 pm

This may be some use if you have the name of the virus;

http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/threatexplorer/threats.jsp

Further information since posting the above link seems it is a hoax but then I wondered when I heard it 'burns' the hard drive;

http://www.sophos.com/security/hoaxes/olympic.html


Plenty of information via Google just use words 'Olympic Torch Virus'.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 6:02 pm

Could very well be a hoax, I've not looked into it! If anything it will be on the Mcfee website!

Nothing on Mcfee, although it is a hoax here is a link http://antivirus.about.com/od/emailhoax ... hanged.htm

:oops: sorry, better to be safe than sorry i guess!

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Postby ksl » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-022115-0852-99&tabid=2

Just another hoax.
You know, this is one hell of a way to get the vinegar exposure :D I'll have to give that a thought! 8-) Then it will be called Viral Marketing :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:43 pm

ksl wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-022115-0852-99&tabid=2

Just another hoax.
You know, this is one hell of a way to get the vinegar exposure :D I'll have to give that a thought! 8-) Then it will be called Viral Marketing :P


Sound like something you might get down at O/T on a Friday night! :lol: :P


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