I figured I better warn you all about this since I think I am getting it
from replies to my list questions. Its a message that re-generates itself
and has an attachment. This attachment is a virus called W32.Hybris.gen and
if you opened the attachment you are probably infected. If you reply to that
email address (the one below) you get some very important information on how
to remove the virus so there is no worry that I am spreading it. If you are
getting the following message, the fix for the virus as sent from the
autoresponder is below as well.
From: Hahaha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarfs - The REAL Story
Body of the message is:
Today, Snowhite was turning 18. The 7 Dwarfs always where very educated and
polite with Snowhite. When they go out work at mornign, they promissed a
*huge* surprise. Snowhite was anxious. Suddlently, the door open, and the
| Please read this whole email as it contains information that can
| be used to protect your computer from a Virus that is spreading
| around the internet.
|NOTA BENE: This message is automatically generated; PLEASE DO NOT REPLY.
| Subsequent email with the same reply-to address should not
| induce additional responses from this service.
The Autoresponder Reply:
You are receiving this message because a email, which contained
your email address as the return / reply-to address, was sent to
email@example.com. The is a list of possible reasons why you received
1) You sent a email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request, complain or notify
this user that they are SPAMMING, sending an email with a virus,
sending an email that has content that may not be appropriate for
minors, to be removed from a mailing list, etc..
2) Someone else sent a email to email@example.com and they are using
your email address as their return / reply-to address. If this is
the case we are sorry that this email was sent to you but please
do read it as it does contain information about a virus that is
spreading around the internet that we are trying to stop / slow
3) You may already be infected with the computer virus for which this
email is trying to inform you of. This virus (W32.Hybris.gen)
will send a copy of itself to the reply-to address of any incomming
emails that a infected computer receives. So when you received
another copy of the "SPAM" that this virus sends out from another
infected computer, the virus sends a copy of itself to
firstname.lastname@example.org since email@example.com is the reply-to address
of the "SPAM" the virus sends out.
The truth about this SPAM, that contains Snowwhite in the Subject, is
that a virus called W32.Hybris.gen sends out these emails with attachments
that are also infected with this virus from a already infected computer
hopping to infect more computers. This virus uses the address book as well
as scans incomming and outgoing mail and http traffic for email address
to send a copy of itself to. These emails the virus sends out use a
fake / spoofed FROM: address of firstname.lastname@example.org to hide its tracks.
We registered the domain sexyfun.net in order to provide the people
of the internet information about this virus as well as tips on how
to detect, clean, trace and protect yourself from this virus.
Here is a list of other facts that may answer some of your questions
that you may have already.
1) We do NOT maintain any mailing lists on our system.
2) This user (hahaha) does NOT exist on our system.
3) The email that you got with the From: field of email@example.com
did NOT come from sexyfun.net or the hosting companies network.
This email address was FAKED / SPOOFED.
4) The email you got is in FACT a way for the (W95.Hybris.gen) virus
to spread itself around the world / Internet like the ILOVEYOU
virus of a few months past.
5) If you would look at the Received: line of the FULL email header, it
will tell you the real IP / Computer name that has sent you this
virus, which is most likely someone you know that is infected with
the virus and is not aware of it.
6) The owner of the domain sexyfun.net and the hosting company has
setup a help page with information about the (W95.Hybris.gen)
virus, links to software that you can use to clean your computer
if you are infected as well as other misc. information.
7) We did NOT create the virus or know who the person is that created
the virus. Our hosting company and ourselfs affiliated with this
NOTE: As long as you don't run / open / double click on the attachment
of this email, this virus should not be able to infect you just
by reading the email.
Here are links to well known companies of anti-virus products that
will show that what has been said above is true.
This is the link to the website we have setup to provide additional
information about this Virus.
http://www.sexyfun.net/ (this is not a adult site of any type)
If have any questions about this our contact information is located on
our web site ( http://www.sexyfun.net/ )
Thanks you for your time.
NOTE: Any replys sent to this email are not viewed by us. Please use
our contact information located on our site. Thanks.
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