[Mb-hair] Re: [Mb-civic] This is a Valid Virus/Hacker Warning from Cara Robin

Ian ialterman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Aug 10 19:33:03 PDT 2005

Robin et al:

Please see the following from Hoaxbusters:


As a matter of course, one should always check with Hoaxbusters before sending a "blanket" e-mail.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cara Robin 
  To: mb-hair at islandlists.com ; mb-civic at islandlists.com ; RAdanto at xrds.org ; amiacheb at hotmail.com ; cbacon at betseyjohnson.com ; bbarrow at grey.com ; casey at globalpossibilities.org ; susan.cope at adelphia.net ; brandocrespi at katamail.com ; ananda96 at onebox.com ; SCrespi1 at earthlink.net ; ckudren at mybizz.net ; dcarrillo at angelides.com ; eephriam at xrds.org ; mfinell at TheCustomGroup.com ; cgatthebeach at hotmail.com ; robertgertz at hotmail.com ; gertzrider at aol.com ; aaagill at earthlink.net ; jglick6986 at aol.com ; grant_gordon at yahoo.com ; LHamada1 at aol.com ; lindahassler at sbcglobal.net ; SharDan14 at aol.com ; janebali at yahoo.com ; polygondesign at iolfree.ie ; anniepainter at adelphia.net ; jmorgan at silcom.com ; katie.c at travelstoreusa.com ; pelegenesis at hotmail.com ; gary at wolfheaddigital.com ; DLakritz at lbimedia.com ; charlesleone2005 at yahool.com ; Grundstein at aol.com ; marinamartin32 at hotmail.com ; vizart at earthlink.net ; felicia_mihich at hotmail.com ; victorialillian at earthlink.net ; mike.murase at mail.house.gov ; mirandafairy at hotmail.com ; garymobsby at hotmail.com ; munshcom at hotmail.com ; freedom113 at aliceposta.it ; gomalley at xrds.org ; olivej at phl.wpro.who.int ; kidalley at yahoo.com ; epatzak at hotmail.com ; Fabi at vibecontrol.net ; porteraia at earthlink.net 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:42 PM
  Subject: [Mb-civic] This is a Valid Virus/Hacker Warning from Cara Robin

  Hi All!  I received this message this morning.  It checks out on Snopes.com. If you get the
  message this talks about don't be tempted to click on the link to the
  pictures of Bin Laden being hanged.

  Cara Robin
  Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!
  Be Informed, Be Passionate and Be Involved!


  Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the
  moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will
  not be able to fix it!!!

  This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but
  mainly in the US and Israel.
    Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know.
    Confirmed at: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp

  Origins: There are few headlines that would grab the attention of more
  computer users around the world than "Osama bin Laden Captured," and
  that's exactly what whoever created this lure was counting on to snare
  unsuspecting victims who use Microsoft platforms.<BR>?<BR>"Osama bin
  Laden Captured" isn't a virus in itself;? it's the text of a message
  that includes a link to a file called EXPLOIT.E! XE.? When a message
  recipient clicks on this link to view what he thinks are pictures of
  Osama bin Laden's capture, he can end up downloading an executable
  Trojan known as Backdoor-AZU, BKDR_LARSLP.A, Download.Trojan,
  TrojanProxy.Win32.Small.b,or Win32.Slarp.< BR>
    Clicking the embedded link in the "Osama bin Laden Captured" message
  auto-executes a file called "EXPLOIT.EXE," which exploits a known
  security hole to download the Trojan.? According to McAfee Security:
    The Trojan opens a random port on the victim's machine.? It sends the
  Port information to a webpage at IP address The Trojan
  listens on the open port for instructions and redirects traffic to other
  IP addresses.
    Spammers and hackers can take advantage of compromised systems by using
  the infected computer as a middleman, allowing them to pass information
  through it and remain anonymous.

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