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#1 The Safe House

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 02:57 PM

I've recently been sent an email from the address:

abuse@gov.uk

The content was:

YOU HAVE BEEN VISITING ILLEGAL WEBSITE. THE DETAILS ARE ATTACHED.


My Norton Anti-virus detected that the attachment had a virus in it and therefore deleted it.

I would like to know if this is a genuine address/place/organisation. Although I look at a bit of soft porn, I don't look at anything illegal. I'm a bit concerned now.

Hope somebody can set me straight..
thanks.

Pete

#2 Budfred

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:07 PM

It is a spoof and the fact that it included a virus is the reason for the spoof... it was to trap you into installing the virus... Thankfully you were careful enough to have an antivirus set up to protect you... You may want to read the article in my links: "How did I get infected" to keep from getting infected in the future....
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#3 Archon_Wing

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:57 PM

You'd think the government would use better grammar.
Rights are never important until you don't have them.

#4 Queeg

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:23 AM

First off, the US Government doesn't end any address with gov.us

It's always .gov

That was the ultimate giveaway when I saw the sender's address in my inbox.

I wiped it before my virus scanner even got a chance to look at it :lol:

#5 Guest_pugs_*

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:09 AM

well actually state govt does end in .us i.e. www.isp.state.il.us
or www.osfm.state.il.us So most state govt agencies at least in illinois, i would assume elsewhere use the .us




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