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May 28, 2006
From http://talkaboutsoftware.com/group/
microsoft.public.security.virus/messages/69414.html


If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on
your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it
too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass
this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using
this accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience.


It sounds like an unimaginative variation on an Instant Messaging Hoax.
  The claims are certainly impossible.

Symantec Security Response - YIM Hard drive killer Hoax
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/
data/yim.hard.drive.killer.hoax.html


     It's important to remember that almost _any_ email virus warning is a hoax, designed to do two things:

1) Primarily to bog down email systems by having well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of otherwise valueless email warnings.

2) Cause unnecessary panic among those same people.

When you receive a warning like this, the *first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or more of the following web sites:

Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

F-Secure  Security Information Center - Hoaxes
http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/hoax/

Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
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Posted: May 28, 2006 8:13am
Feb 10, 2006
From http://talkaboutsoftware.com/group/
microsoft.public.security.virus/messages/69414.html


"If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus."

It sounds like an unimaginative variation on an Instant Messaging Hoax. The claims are certainly impossible.

Symantec Security Response - YIM Hard drive killer Hoax
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/
data/yim.hard.drive.killer.hoax.html


     It's important to remember that almost _any_ email virus warning is a hoax, designed to do two things:

1) Primarily to bog down email systems by having well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of otherwise valueless email warnings.

2) Cause unnecessary panic among those same people.

When you receive a warning like this, the *first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or more of the following web sites:

Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

F-Secure  Security Information Center - Hoaxes
http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/hoax/

Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
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Posted: Feb 10, 2006 8:59am

 

 
 
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