New trojan that steals your passwords.

  CurlyWhirly 09:16 04 Feb 05
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Below is a copy of an e-mail that I have recently had warning me of this new trojan.


"IMPORTANT WARNING

Please Be Extremely Careful especially if using internet mail such as
Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning
from Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who
accesses the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless email with
a Power Point presentation "Life is beautiful. pps".

If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and
delete it immediately. if you open this 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 gain
access to your name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started
to circulate on Saturday afternoon.

WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus
Software's are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a
hacker who calls himself "life owner".

PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO
ALL YOUR FRIENDS and PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY."


Has anyone heard of this happening to any of their friends?
If it is true, it certainly sounds like a nasty bit of malware.

  wallbash 09:35 04 Feb 05

I think that its a Hoax , don't worry

  Sapins 09:37 04 Feb 05

You should also be very wary of receiving this type of warning, it can be a misguided "friend"

"and the antivirus Software's are not capable of destroying it."

Have you checked this with the anti-virus software producers?

"PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS and PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY"

I wish I had a 1.44€ for every time I've been told that LOL.

  AndySD 11:09 04 Feb 05

click here

But dont let it stop you posting warnings they are usefull.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:26 04 Feb 05

Whenever the phrase 'PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS and PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY.' appears, you can bet that it is a hoax.

G

  watchful 13:32 04 Feb 05

It sounds typical of chain-letters which should always be ignored and binned.

  CurlyWhirly 14:07 04 Feb 05

Erm... We live and learn. (blush)
I only believed it because Spikeychris mentioned that he was caught out by a trojan yesterday.

  Danoh 01:20 05 Feb 05

Hear, hear, AndySD.

CurlyWhirly, I have passed on Hoaxes in good faith before as well.

This other site's stuff might make interesting reading;

How To Spot an Email Hoax
click here

Current Internet Hoaxes
click here

  Forum Editor 07:24 05 Feb 05

No need to blush. At some point in their computing life almost everyone has been fooled by a hoax.

As the others have said, anything which arrives with the message "Pass it on to everyone you know" is bound to be a hoax, and there dozens of them circulating at any one time. Some of the people I know continue to send them on to me, despite my repeated attempts to get them to recognise hoax emails for what they are.

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