Virus Email Alert

Warning: bugs in the system - those damn there critters!
Warning: Bugs in the System!

Just a quick post to do two things: one, let you know I’m still about and, two, to alert you all to a new email scam that is doing the rounds. As the first item is self-evident, I’ll jump into the email virus warning.

If any of you receive an email entitled “Please look my CV. Thank you” and the message inside reads:

Hello!

I have figured out that you have an available job.
I am quiet intrested in it. So I send you my resume,

Looking forward to your reply.
Thank you.

Then please be aware that the attached zip file might contain a virus.

I have just received such an email and knowing I have not recently requested people to send me their CVs (Resumes) I checked it out for viruses and sure enough the attached zip called My_Resume_195 contained a Windows executable called My_Resume_195.exe which is a cover for the virus file Packed.Win32.Krap.an.

I do not know what kind of nasty little things the virus inflicts onto Windows PCs but I suspect they are not friendly.

For those who are interested, the email sender was Sally Oakes, cognitiondakk034@rhgmarketing.com.

The sender name and email address are likely spoofs or the email account hacked. I know what it is like to have an email account hacked as it recently happened to one of my Yahoo! email addresses. You’ll be reading all about that in a few days time because I have a lot to say on the lack of Yahoo’s understanding of email hacking and customer needs.

On another note, I apologize for not posting the past week and half. I have no excuse except for a nasty little bug I caught somewhere a few weeks back and have been fighting off since. Normal service will resume soon.

That’s it for this virus email alert. Safe browsing my friends :)

1
Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Free to your inbox

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from JournalXtra.

You have Successfully Subscribed!