An Open Letter to Virus Authors
David Coursey asks virus authors that if they are going to create viruses to at least not insult his intelligence, and issues a pleaand a warningto the amateur hackers.Its bad enough that the humansif you can call them thatwho create viruses and malware are trying to turn our desktops into instruments of their global evildoing. But do they also have to insult our intelligence? Heres a sample of the e-mails Ive been getting over the past few days, dozens of them in several flavors, all with a 98-byte Zip file, all from people who supposedly exist in my domain, all trying to take advantage of anyone uninformed/gullible/stupid enough to try opening the attachment. You may be getting them as well.
- coursey.com :: Automatically Secure Delivery: for firstname.lastname@example.org.
For security measures this message has been packed as Zip format. This is a newly added security feature.
- coursey.com :: Secure Mail Server Notification: for email@example.com.
This message is available as a secure Zip file format due to a new security policy.
Automatically server notice:,
Server reply from coursey.com.