EMailed Virus Alert

  User-87348949-8D17-47EF-BF40EE49948F5B71 18:13 17 Apr 2005

I received the 2nd of the following emails, did not like the look of it and deleted it from Mailwasher before the download stage.

The next day I received the following message.

"I'm sending you this newsletter to alert you to a nasty email virus which has just appeared. At the time of writing this newsletter, the antivirus companies don't appear to have updated their signatures to catch this virus.

Virus alert

If you receive one of the following emails :

"Subject line : Photo Approval Needed


Your photograph was forwarded to us as part of an article we are publishing for our May edition of Business Monthly. Can you check over the format and get back to us with your approval or any changes you would like. If the photograph is not to your liking then please attach a preferred one.

Kind regards,

John Andrews
Dept Marketing "

or this :

I noticed whilst browsing your site that there were problems with some of your links, when I tried again with Internet Explorer the problems were not there so I assume that they were caused by me using the Mozilla browser.
As more people are turning to alternative browsers now it may be of help for you to know this. I have enclosed a screen capture of the problem so your team can get it fixed if you deem it an issue.
Kind regards,
James Andrews
Dept. Publishing"

then delete them immediately. They have .zip files attached to them called 'Screenshot of' and ''. Under no circumstances should you open these attachments.

It might be a hoax but I would rather you were safe than sorry

  VoG II 18:18 17 Apr 2005

Courtesy of VoG™

  octal 20:24 17 Apr 2005

I've had two of these, they contain a zip file and when I had a peek they contain a SCR file which I can't open in my operating system. Don't anyone else try that though.

  g0slp 07:14 18 Apr 2005

click here

I've still not got the nerve to do what Gandalf did though!

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