Warning



Emyeu
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Recently, lots of user in my company received email with Subject:
"*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed.

In the message body, it shows,
"We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the
violation of our site policy, more info is attached."

There is also a "zip" file attached together with the email.

Can someone advice me?

Joan Archer
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
If that were me I would delete it without opening the zip file as it
probably contains a virus. Have you run your updated AV over it ?
Joan



Emyeu wrote:
> Recently, lots of user in my company received email with Subject:
> "*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed.
>
> In the message body, it shows,
> "We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to
> the violation of our site policy, more info is attached."
>
> There is also a "zip" file attached together with the email.
>
> Can someone advice me?

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
From: "Emyeu" <cmchong20@yahoo.com>

| Recently, lots of user in my company received email with Subject:
| "*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed.
|
| In the message body, it shows,
| "We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the
| violation of our site policy, more info is attached."
|
| There is also a "zip" file attached together with the email.
|
| Can someone advice me?
|

As Joan indicated, a virus. More specifically it is most likely the Internet mass mailing
worm, W32/Mytob@MM

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_133998.htm

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 18:01:13 +0800, "Emyeu" <cmchong20@yahoo.com>

>Recently, lots of user in my company received email with Subject:
>"*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed.
>
>In the message body, it shows,
>"We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the
>violation of our site policy, more info is attached."
>
>There is also a "zip" file attached together with the email.
>
>Can someone advice me?

Almost certainly malware; this has been a common SE (Social
Engineering) technique for a while now, and encrypted .ZIP have been
used to sneak malware past av for a while as well. So I would not be
surprised to hear something like "the attached file has been password
protected for your security; the password is..."

Initiate a seperate email your email service provider if you like -
just don't reply to this message in order to do that.



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