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 Post subject: WARNING DONT BE FOOLED
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:55 am 
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Dear Microsoft Customer,

Please notice that Microsoft company has recently issued a Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows. The update applies to the following OS versions: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millenium, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista.

Please notice, that present update applies to high-priority updates category. In order to help protect your computer against security threats and performance problems, we strongly recommend you to install this update.

Since public distribution of this Update through the official website http://www.microsoft.com would have result in efficient creation of a malicious software, we made a decision to issue an experimental private version of an update for all Microsoft Windows OS users.

As your computer is set to receive notifications when new updates are available, you have received this notice.

In order to start the update, please follow the step-by-step instruction:
1. Run the file, that you have received along with this message.
2. Carefully follow all the instructions you see on the screen.

If nothing changes after you have run the file, probably in the settings of your OS you have an indication to run all the updates at a background routine. In that case, at this point the upgrade of your OS will be finished.

We apologize for any inconvenience this back order may be causing you.


Thank you,

Steve Lipner
Director of Security Assurance
Microsoft Corp.



JUST RECIEVED THE ABOVE EMAIL.DELETE IT IF YOU HAVE RECIEVED IT. DONT CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT IT IS A VIRUS.

IT IS A WIN32 VIRUS. A KEY LOGGER AND IT WILL ATTEMPT TO STEEL ANY IMPORTANT IMFORMATION ON YOU SYSTEM. SUCH AS PASS WORDS , BANK DETAILS AND PERSONAL DETAILS ECT....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:53 pm 
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Note also the poor grammar and punctuation!!
Best to forward such threats to http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:25 am 
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microsoft nevers ever sends updates via email. what was the title of the email and the sender "name"?

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