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Posted: 9/21/2005 1:25:29 PM EDT
> The real deal!!!
>
>
>
> Subject: Confirmed Virus Alert
> Warning = it's real & confirmed.
>
> Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the
> moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you
> will
> not be able to fix it!!!
>
> This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe,
> but mainly in the US and Israel.
>
> Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know.
>
>
> Confirmed at WWW.SNOPES.COM
>
> TYPE IN OSAMA VIRUS FOR CONFIRMATION
>
>
> Origins: There are few headlines that would grab the attention of more
> computer users around the world than "Osama bin Laden Captured," and
> that's exactly what whoever created this lure was counting on to snare
> unsuspecting victims who use Microsoft platforms.
>
> "Osama bin Laden Captured" isn't a virus in itself; it's the text of a
> message that includes a link to a file called EXPLOIT.EXE. When a
> message recipient clicks on this link to view what he thinks are
> pictures of Osama bin Laden's capture, he can end up downloading an
> executable Trojan known as Backdoor-AZU, BKDR_LARSLP.A, Download.
> Trojan, TrojanProxy.Win32.Small.b,or Win32.Slarp. Clicking the
> embedded link in the "Osama bin Laden Captured" message auto-executes
> a
> file called "EXPLOIT.EXE," which exploits a known security hole to
> download the Trojan. According to McAfee Security:
>
> The Trojan opens a random port on the victim's machine. It sends the
> Port information to a webpage at IP address 66.139.77.145. The Trojan
> listens on the open port for instructions and redirects traffic to
> other IP addresses. Spammers and hackers can take advantage of
> compromised systems by using the infected computer as a middleman,
> allowing them to pass information through it and remain anonymous.
>
> Microsoft has made available updates that close the hole exploited by
> this Trojan.
>
>
> --
> No virus found in this outgoing message.
> Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.9.9/62 - Release Date: 8/2/2005
>
>
>
>
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:34:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 1:37:11 PM EDT by motopix]
You've been hoaxed:

antivirus.about.com/od/emailhoaxes/a/osamahanged.htm

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBMalCode.shtml#binladen

etc. etc.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:41:51 PM EDT
i'm scared
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