As if it isn’t bad enough that some people have actually been sued for downloading music files, now some moron is circulating a virus with the following email. The dead giveaway: The ungramattical subject line and content, and the fact that Norton Anti-Virus deleted the attachment.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Downloading of Movies, MP3s and Software is illegal and punishable by law.
We hereby inform you that your computer was scanned under the IP 188.8.131.52 . The contents of your computer were confiscated [sic] as an evidence, and you will be indicated. You get the charge in writing, in the next days. In the Reference code: #20303, are all files, that we found on your computer.
The sender address of this mail was masked, to protect us against mail bombs.
– You get more detailed information by the Federal Bureau of Investigation -FBI-
– Department for “Illegal Internet Downloads”, Room 7350
– 935 Pennsylvania Avenue
– Washington, DC 20535, USA
– (202) 324-3000nobody in their right mind would have opened anyway. Sheesh!