Posted by Marty Dickinson on Nov 6, 2008
Got this email in today threatening my Internet access was going to be suspended. It’s a hoax! And it’s confirmed to have a virus attached to the zip file.
If you get an email like this, do NOT open it! Just delete it. It’s very tempting to click the link they provide because, who wants to get suspended from Internet access after all?
But, if you do, be forewarned.
Here is the letter I got with the subject as follows…
(Ha, I just noticed they couldn’t even spell consortium right!
Geez, if you’re going to start a virus to drive Americans crazy, at least learn how to spell!):
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Subject: Your internet access is going to get suspended
The Internet Service Provider Consorcium was made to protect the rights of software authors, artists.
We conduct regular wiretapping on our networks, to monitor criminal acts.
We are aware of your illegal activities on the internet wich were originating from
You can check the report of your activities in the past 6 month that we have attached. We strongly advise you to stop your activities regarding the illegal downloading of copyrighted material of your internet access will be suspended.
ICS Monitoring Team
Attachment: user-EA49945X-activities.zip (33Kbytes)
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