A fake email, purporting to be sent by Microsoft is making the rounds asking The Gullibles to click on a link, download, and install a patch.
Unfortunately, some users are just that easy.
Text follows. (I have removed the link, and highlighted the spelling errors these yum-yums made in the spoof.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Microsoft" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 12:06 AM
Subject: Read Me Now !!!
Hello! Hackers discovered new bugs on Windows XP versions. Now, your computer is very vulnerable to this attacks,
that`s why Microsoft Corporation relased a new patch to protect your sistem!
If you do not install this patch, the hackers can attack your computer, break into your sistem and steal passwords
or secret informations. In USA over 11,000,000 computers were attacked! Those computers didn`t have installed
Please download the patch and install it on your computer now!
DOWNLOAD PATCH: => http://www.xxxxx.net/patch.exe
* * DO NOT IGNORE THIS MESSAGE * *
English must NOT be their primary language, judging from the grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Funny enough, I cannot seem to find an email address for Microsoft Security that I can sent the entire text, and link in the message to.