fake message from microsoft?

  tarkus 21:08 09 Jun 2003

using mailwasher pro to get ride of junk emails and got this one today perports to come from
"Microsoft Corporation Public Support" [email protected]>
sent on 09/06/2003 at 18:50.19
To "microsoft Customer" >
Subject Network security Patch.
message reads
Microsoft Customer

this is the latest version of security update, the
"June 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which eliminates all
known security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer,
Outlook and Outlook Express as well as five newly discovered
vulnerabilities. Install now to protect your computer from these
vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an attacker to
run executable on your system. This update includes the functionality
of all previously released patches.

System requirements:
Win 9x/Me/2000/NT/XP
i have never recieved and email from microsoft like this before, infact don't think i've ever got an email from microsoft, i presume its some kind of hoax or the message contains a virus. any ideas.

  jimv7 21:10 09 Jun 2003

Consign it to the bin.

  Kryten 21:23 09 Jun 2003

Microsoft do not send out e-mail patches. I think you will find the attached file is WORM. So as jimv7 says BIN IT.

  Kitz E Kat 22:05 09 Jun 2003

I Posted about that a while ago, its still doin the rounds, what got me, was the work that went into it ,someone put a lot of time and effort into making it look like the real deal.
Could they not do something a little more constructive with there computers, one of these days im goin to learn how to write a virus and aim it straight at them!!!
See how funny they think it is!!
Beware virus writers!!!!
Kitz E Kat

  Gaz 25 22:59 09 Jun 2003

It is a virus.

click here

See if it is listed there. Sobig I think it is.

  spuds 23:29 09 Jun 2003

Be very careful about opening unsolicited emails that state Microsoft Support, especially if they have attachments. A number of virus's are doing the circuits with that heading.If you have good safeguards installed, then you should be okay, providing your safeguards are up to date.

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