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Re: Hey, ya! =))
From: yossarian <yossarian () planet nl>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 01:34:44 +0100

Well, they do give social engineering a try

I got:

Hello user of Planet.nl e-mail server,

Our antivirus software has detected  a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email  account, you may use our  free anti-virus  tool  to clean
up
your computer software.

For more information see the attached file.

For security purposes the attached file is password protected.  Password is
"71643".

aMMount?
----- Original Message -----
From: "madsaxon" <madsaxon () direcway com>
To: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Hey, ya! =))


At 09:12 AM 3/9/2004 -0600, jeremy () austin ibm com wrote:
Any virus that is inside a password protected zip file, and that
requires the user to type in the password should never have made it to
it's 2nd/3rd infection.  This one is social engineering at it's
finest..  "Ooooh, a password, what's inside must be secret!"  :^)

I can't really think of any legitimate reason to pwd-zip
an attachment and then include the pwd in plain text in the
body.  I think it's safe to assume that any such message is
malware and discard it as far up the chain as possible.

m5x

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