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Old 12-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Remember this name: Simon Ashton<SIMON25@HOTMAIL

This subject: Mail Server Report


THIS IS NO JOKE

IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK ) CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!

TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DON'T CARE FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO!!!!!...

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.'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC,
And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it .

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to
PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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It's a hoax: Snopes.com - Hacker Warning
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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dramatic...
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:56 PM   #4
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Was just about to post the hoax myself. Thanks Rooster.....

.....and although I appreciate the warning, it is always a good thing to try to authenticate the e-mail before posting. I have found that about 95% or more of e-mails generated to scare are false. Even most e-mail Amber-alerts. But at least some of those are old and solved....the remnants are just in 'still circulating' mode.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:01 AM   #5
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Lol. You say he gathers everything - name, email and passwords. I am not trying to compare anyone with anyone. If he is the hunter, then for me it is like : Hunter hunted.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:05 AM   #6
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I have found that about 95% or more of e-mails generated to scare are false.
I'd take that further and say that I've never received a genuine warning that's been forwarded round the masses this way, and I've never heard of anyone that's had one either. Any such messages go straight to my junk mail, disregarded and not even read - and that's the best place for them!
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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If you are running a half decent security software, whats the problem.
Sounds like a Hoax and paranoia setting in.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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Was just about to post the hoax myself. Thanks Rooster.....
I have found that about 95% or more of e-mails generated to scare are false. .
I think started inside by the anti virus, spyware companies, to keep the fear in you so you continue to purchase their software.
just an opinion
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