Mail Server Report Virus--Doubtful

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by W. eWatson, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    Got this from a friend today. I doubt the validity. Comments? It goes on
    to say it was verified by Snopes as true.

    VERY IMPORTANT , PLEASE READ THIS

    Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This
    information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton
    Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You
    may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server Report' If
    you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It
    is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful...'
     
    W. eWatson, Dec 7, 2009
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  2. W. eWatson

    Tom Willett Guest

    Whenever you get a canned email that says: 'please send it to everyone you
    know'...it's a hoax. Your "friend" isn't much of a friend for sending
    crapware before checking it out.

    The originators of the bogus email simply want everyone to show their
    ignorance and forward it.

    : Got this from a friend today. I doubt the validity. Comments? It goes on
    : to say it was verified by Snopes as true.
    :
    : VERY IMPORTANT , PLEASE READ THIS
    :
    : Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This
    : information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton
    : Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You
    : may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server Report' If
    : you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It
    : is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful...'
     
    Tom Willett, Dec 7, 2009
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  3. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    Not all friends are computer savvy. In any case, I see no one here
    posting about it, so I doubt it's true. I never open that stuff anyway.
     
    W. eWatson, Dec 7, 2009
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  4. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    One more point, I usually check these things out anyway to dissuade them
    from sending it on to more people.
     
    W. eWatson, Dec 7, 2009
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  5. From: "W. eWatson" <>

    | One more point, I usually check these things out anyway to dissuade them
    | from sending it on to more people.

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 7, 2009
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  6. W. eWatson

    MEB Guest

    Some friend... sending apparent crapmail... you might want to verify
    whether it was *actually* sent BY that person and not coming from a
    compromised account.

    So did you bother to check the header and body source for return to and
    other activities?
    Does your supposed friend know anything about computing security?
    Has your friend previously sent you stuff like this before?

    Beyond that, these services have been repeatedly compromised and this
    type of described activity occurs ALL the time, so the *warning* itself
    generally WOULD be valid [though perhaps not the exact supposed message
    indicated], though potentially not from legitimate sources. You should
    also be cautious of ALL seemingly legitimate mail as well, as many fake
    mails use seemingly valid identifiers, such as from: Microsoft, and the
    AV/malware providers.

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    MEB, Dec 7, 2009
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