Stupidity Strikes Again
So I’ve been getting a few emails recently that are theoretically from someone at Evocash saying :
If you were dumb enough to open this email then you will find a WORM has executed itself through your mailboxÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
and by the time you read this into your hard-drive. This is PAYBACK for the Virus you disguised in the email you sentÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
to us recently which destroyed our hard-drive and back-up system. This costs us thousands of dollars and we lost a lotÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
of irreplaceable files on our system.
Now it’s your turn to have your computer infected. This WORM it is undetectable by AntiVirus software and it willÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â drive your computer crazy because it’s always hiding and causing havoc in your system. Using your computer recovery disks will not remove the problem cause it still stays on your computers Motherboard. This will proabably cost you a new computer and I sincerely hope this teaches you a lesson not to send peopleÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â nasty viruses again.
Well, that’s funny because we know that is simply impossible. You can’t update the open firmware of a machine without restarting it. And secondly, going to their site reveals the fun fun stuff:
If you have received an abusive email that looks as if it was
sent from Evocash then please click on ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWarning!!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â on our
Website home page and read the various warnings that are posted
there. We apologize for any abusive email you may have received
but we can assure it did not originate from anyone at Evocash.
The new email that is being sent out is saying that a virus or
worm has been delivered with the email but there is no evidence
to prove that this is the case. If you receive an email like
this do not open any attachments and just delete it. Please do
not send us copies of the emails or headers as enough of them
have been passed over to our security officers.
And we all know there’s someone running around saying “OH MY GOD MY MOTHERBOARD’S INFECTED” and when the tech person says “No it’s not dumbass” they continue on their rant.