Friday, October 2, 2009

Beware of Hacker Simon Ashton

Once in a while, we get an email in the mailbox imploring us to not open a certain email from a certain hacker or with a specific subject matter. Oh yes, some of these are real, alright. My office system has been hit a few times. I tell you, even a company in the Forbes 500 can fall victim to that! Now you know!

Not sure if this one is a joke but it's better to be safe than sorry. Just read the email below and thought I'd pass it along. You could too if you wish..



THIS IS NO JOKE



IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK) CONTACTS YOU
THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A
HACKER!!


TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM
THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID
COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF
YOU DONT CARE FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE
HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO!!!!!....



Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This
information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and
Norton.


Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.
You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server
Report' If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen
saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'
Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, and the person who
sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.
This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's
are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a
hacker who calls himself 'life owner'..




PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, and ask them to
PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the warning Happysurfer! Gosh...why is he doing this? :(

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  2. Talk about mad people!!

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  3. Point of logic: How can simply adding someone's address to your address book give them access to your computer?

    This sounds like a hoax to me...or a really vicious smear campaign, and I've received that warning e-mail from several people already AND had it land on my Facebook page a whole bunch of times. This is chain mail, pure and simple.

    If I'm wrong, oh well...my funeral.

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  4. Tekkaus, you are welcome.

    Captain Hope, there is hope yet.

    MM, I sure hope this is just plain chain mail. At least, there won't be any damage. But then again, there's no denying that some of these bugs do contaminate systems. I'd still say better to be safe than sorry. Thanks, still.

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