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Malaysian e-mail virus exploits terrorism fears

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by tripwire45, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. tripwire45
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    By CNETAsia Staff
    Special to CNET News.com

    A virus hidden in an e-mail purporting to warn of planned terrorist attacks is spreading in Malaysia, according to published reports.

    Potential victims receive a message labeled "Urgent message to all citizens of Malaysia" that claims to warn of five planned terrorist attacks, with the times and places supposedly leaked by an anonymous Malaysian government source. The e-mail says it seeks to minimize the number of terrorist victims by spreading the information on the planned attacks.

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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Just how sick and low are these creatures going to stoop ?
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    The moral equivalent of a bottomless pit, Gav.
     
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    Digging out security holes I can understand as in the long run it forces OS manufacturers to produce stronger and more reliable software but this sort of action is that of somebody that has no morals. If these people are ever found that should be severely punished.
     
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