[Linux-aus] WARNING: ***NASTY*** virus loose [attachments sliced]

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sun Feb 15 15:22:02 UTC 2004

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:36, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>> We hereby inform you that your computer was scanned under the IP
>> . The contents of your computer were confiscated as
>> an evidence, and you will be indicated. In the next days you will
>> receive the charge in writing.

> I laughed when I first got one of these a few weeks ago ... By the
> way, is that IP address a real one for any box you run that contains
> anything you have downloaded?  ;-)

No. I would be unsurprised if it were more or less random.

> P.S. My parents (who run Linux) are noticing that they don't get
> viruses when all their friends do :-)

"Happy with our service? Tell others!" (-:

SIL likewise (my pet convert), although she still gets annoyed by the 
flood of rubbish in her box. At least, she did until I explaied how 
many *I* get.

Cheers; Leon

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