[tabi] Re: Fw: VIRUS WARNING

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:46:13 -0400

Thanks Barbara; unfortunately this one is real.
everyone should try and understand how they could tell that it's a real
threat: it's not by remembering you once saw a warning about email from
UPS or Fed Ex or whatever; next time it may be from Bank of America.
the give away is that there is an attachment (which should make you
scanning the attachment with your anti-virus program is not enough;
often it will come back as ok because it's new, and the virus scanners
don't know about it yet.
in this case the attachment was hidden in a zip file.  opening a zip
file is ok, once you're sure it is a zip file that is.
the problem was that inside of the zip file was a .exe file, which
unfortunately displayed visually the icon of a Word document (icons can
be embedded inside of .exe files).  so, a lot of people saw the icon and
not the file name, and clicked on it, and ran the program, and got the
the clue for trouble here is the .exe attachment.  almost no one should
be sending you a program to be run on your pc, and as I said, scanning
it is a good idea, but if it comes back ok, it doesn't really mean much.
so, if you get an attachment be careful about checking it out; companies
do sometimes send attachments; but stop if it's a program.


Chip Orange
Database Administrator
Florida Public Service Commission

(850) 413-6314

 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)



        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara Lineberry
        Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 11:01 AM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Patrick Lineberry; Peter Lineberry;
Frank Meads; Jean Lowry; Bettina Rose Hughes
        Subject: [tabi] Fw: VIRUS WARNING
        This one appears real (I checked with Snopes too) so I'm passing
it on.  Barbara
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Jmcd1936@xxxxxxx 
        To: Jmcd1936@xxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 10:50 AM
        Subject: VIRUS WARNING


         An added note from someone who receives many packages daily for
the tenents in my building: None of these services email you unless you
are the shipper and request email updates on the packages progress. Keep
that in mind. If they can't deliver it they leave a notice on your door.
        Best bet? If you don'tknow the real sender, delete it. If it
smells fishy, it probably is.

        The newest virus circulating is 
        the UPS/FedEx/DHL Delivery Failure.
        You will receive an email from UPS/Fed Ex Service along with a
packet number.
        It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to
you on such-and-such a date. 
        It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. 
        Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home. 
        This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past
few days.
        Snopes confirms that it is real.  


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