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Forged "Virus Alert" email; do not open!

In case others are getting this forged email as well, there was a call this
morning to verify an email with the subject "Virus Alert From
Virus Report Center"; this was forged and included an HTML link to an
external site.

Do not click that link; we have no idea what it is, and with the given
subject may be a virus-installing script itself.

Details of the one we caught (and reported to abuse admins where it

Received: from jyavoe ( [] (may be forged))
        by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with SMTP id IAA24417
        for <[...]>; Fri, 16 Jan 2004 08:10:21 -0800
From: Marcy <>
Reply-To: <>
To: <[...]>
Subject: Virus Alert From Virus Report Center
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:09:01 -0600
Message-Id: <>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="gkcgnhvxfu_1074269400"

[HTML encoded below to cause clikcable links, etc.]

From:'s Internet Virus Department

We have detected a possible computer virus on your computer, You must open
the details of the report within 24 hours our we will be forced to shut
down your internet service.

Please Click Below Then Press "open" To View The Report If you do not open
this report in 24 hours we will suspend your internet service If nothing
apears on your virus report please dis-regard this message

[link to a site on]

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