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Ministry of Propaganda - 08/Mar/2004: "Virus writers and grammar"

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Virus writers and grammar

Virus writers try new tricks all the time. Today I received this one (haven't checked in detail, I think it's the Bagle virus):

Dear user of,

Your e-mail account will be disabled   because of   improper using in   next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please,   resign your
account   information.

Pay attention   on attached file.

For security reasons   attached file is password protected.   The   password   is "00707".

Kind regards,
    The team     

Nice try. But not good enough: Why the weird spacing between some of the words? Why is some of the grammar and wording a bit strange? Looks like viruswriters are not very good at proofreading.

And something else: Who is "The team"? Under is only my website, run by myself. There is no team behind the site. Unless I suffer of combined amnesia and multiple personalities I doubt I would disable my own e-mail account and mail myself about it...

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of Armin riding a lion

Not only do I tame viruses, I also tame lions. Impressed?

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