Simon Willison’s Weblog

Friday, 19th September 2003

New virus?

I don’t usually get more than 5 or 6 spams a day, but today I’ve been hammered with an additional 7 emails with executable attachments claiming to be the “latest critical patch” from Microsoft. The emails are HTML formatted and make a pretty convincing rendition of a Microsoft.com page, so I can see how less savvy internet users could easily fall for them. Is this yet another virus outbreak? I make that the third in as many weeks.

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Aaaaarr

It be International Pirate Day, ya scurvy landlubbers. Avast and be merry, for the day is young and the wenches plentiful. And remember t’chat up line of the day: Prepare to be boarded!

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