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Valentine SPAM: WALEDAC Loves (to Spam) You!


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:43 PM

Holidays and popular annual events as a social engineering tool in spamming is a signature Storm technique. The following spammed email message should then cement WALEDAC's association with the said bot giant...These messages flood inboxes weeks before Valentine's day, also typical of previous Storm spam runs. Clicking on the link redirects a user to a site with a heart images. When this page is clicked, the user is prompted to download a file, malicious of course, detected by Trend Micro as WORM_WALEDAC.AR...

http://blog.trendmicro.com/waledac-loves-to-spam-you/
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:32 AM

Thanks for posting, i will keep an eye out for this. have you heard of this?

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will cr ash and you will not be able
to fix it!
1.) If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' or
'Osama Hanged' , don't open the Attachment!!!!
This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel . Be considerate & send this warning to whomever
you know..

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

2.) You should be alert during the next few days:
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of
who sent it.
It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of
your computer!!!!
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her
contact list, that is why you should send this E-Mail to all your contacts.

If you receive e-mail called 'invitation', though sent by a friend. Do not open
it!!! Shut down your computer immediately!!!!
This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as
the most destructive virus ever.
This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for
this kind of virus.
This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where t he vital
information is kept.

a friend sent this to me and i was wondering if its legit. thanks

lindaga

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/bin-laden-captured.html
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/olympic-torch-virus-hoax.html
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

Quietman7 just slayed your hoax. xD :thumbsup:




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