Spam removal tools

Categoria: Virus hoax Scoperto il: 05 giu 2002
Tipo: hoaxAggiornato il: 08 giu 2006


Spam is unsolicited commercial email or "junk mail". In June 2002 Sophos technical support began to receive complaints from computer users that they were receiving spam from Sophos that claims (incorrectly) that Sophos develops anti-spam tools.

The email also claims that spam is a virus. Of course, this is also incorrect.

In fact, the email was not coming from Sophos and appears to have been deliberately distributed in an attempt to damage Sophos's reputation.

Sophos advises users to delete the email if they receive it.

The text of the email is as follows:

Sophos give you the spam removal tools
Spam is a dangerous virus that spread through email.

For more information, do not visit

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