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W32/zerx.virus-x001: Another Bogus Fbi Email

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:05 PM

Websense Security Labs™ has had several reports of a new fraudulent email posing as the FBI. On the heals of the recent sober mass-mailer, the email claims there is a new virus out and has a warning from the "USS-ISS, USA Internet Security System" that more than 170,000 workstations and 300,000 accounts have the new virus. The virus has been dubbed W32/zeRX.Virus-x001...

...The email includes fraudulent technical information from several Anti-Virus companies and includes a link to a website in order to download and clean your machine of the virus. The name of the file is " ZeRx-ViRus-001-removal-tool.exe". Upon downloading and running the file, the end-user's machine will be infected with a Backdoor Trojan Horse. The email also requests that users disable their anti-virus before running the removal tool.

Screenshot of the bogus email here.
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