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New form of virus attack: appears to be from own domain, promises to improve your virus-protection
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:52
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Mar 5, 2004

Since yesterday some sophisticated virus is sending messages with the source: administration@XX.YY, where XX.YY stays for your mail-provider. In the message you are told to open the attachment in order ot improve your virus-protection. The message is in English.
This is a fake, do not open any such attachments, because they will infect your machine. No official virus protection is ever sent by email.
This morning also the newspapers warn against this attack, but in case you haven't noticed... Don't trust anybody, the delete-button is your best friend.

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Thierry thierry_lafaye
Local time: 05:52
English to French
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Thanks for the warning Mar 5, 2004

Any attachment which is advert related but also from people I don't know asking me to click a link with a message as if they knew me from quite some time, and especially with an Application to run (exe, script, etc) are potentially harmful.

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Joanne Parker  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:52
Member (2002)
German to English
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Quite amusing Mar 5, 2004

My suspicion was aroused last night when I received three of these mails, allegedly from The Parpace team. I am the only administrator of the Parpace domain and I knew I hadn't sent it...

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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
Partial member (2004)
Farsi (Persian) to English
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Another one.... Mar 5, 2004

I received an email stating that due to misuse, my email box on my own domain would be suspended for three days.

Suggested remedy: opening the attachment !

Most interesting, the sender was management@ !!

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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 05:52
Member (2003)
English to Czech
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Another thread Mar 5, 2004

The same information has been also posted in the following thread:

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