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Warning! A circulating virus!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Patrat, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Patrat

    Patrat Junior Member

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    Hi All, I heard that Norton Anti-Virus are gearing up for this virus!

    I checked Snopes:

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    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
    and it is for real I think?? Can anyone confirm?

    Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list..

    If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately or try to delete the message.

    This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

    This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

    There is a simular one floating about on Facebook at the moment aswell. This is how I also found out about this one which is linked to it. I was experimenting with eWhoring and Social Marketing methods and was using a Postcard app. Then the accounts got hacked by a virus and it changes the login details and spams walls and inboxes with affiliate links.

    Anyway just thought I let you all know just in case!!!
     
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  2. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    Where have you been?

    This has been circulating for at least a year or 2 with different variations

    Code:
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_postcard_virus.htm
     
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  3. cashcorp

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    Why the hell would you quote something from snopes dude?

    If its had time to be researched by them, its probably old news.

    And snopes IS full of about 40 trillion articles like this one. Its what they do dude.
     
  4. Patrat

    Patrat Junior Member

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    Well some of my facebook profiles got hacked and spammed and closed down. Its taken me a whole day to sort it out with facebook, as I had to reactivate them all. It happened because of a postcard app virus.

    I asked a friend and he forwarded me to all that crap. I just looked into it more and I see. Haha! I should have looked into it I just thought I would let people know. Guess the jokes on me though. Thanks for letting me know.

    However all is not lost. Im gunna experiment with snopes.com for some linkbacks and link bait for some of my sites that can use these rumor sites.
     
  5. lewi

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    LOL my grandma was complaining about her pc being slow and stuff and she told me while i was fixing it that there was a hallmark postcard virus going around.... didnt really listen but god you guys just made me laugh with this thread.
     
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    ...besides Norton AV can't catch my granny, use Kaspersky or NOD.
     
  7. MrsE

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    This was out last Christmas !!!, just a little different , and it's the "MOST DESTRUCTIVE"!!....

    I think there was a huge deal where a massive forum got shut down because one of the admins opened it, and fucked up everything with his forum!!...

    I don't know... I won't open it though!!
     
  8. optimus72

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    yeah i heard bout it 9 mos ago---what is the best to use with kasperski? Like to supplement it?
     
  9. snowm

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    along with kaspersky i use malwerebytes, for those annoying bugs that bypass the firewall and kaspersky.
     
  10. ShadeDream

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    lawl, just don't download stuff hat you don't need and if you do download something, make sure you scan it before you open it. :)
     
  11. Uptownbulker

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    "WARNING!

    A CIRCULATING VIRUS!"

    Reminds of a couple chicks I used to know!:yield:
     
  12. Cookiehunter

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    Any Scanner DON't detect something; thats why lot of serious people use just ALL scanners together; If I'm unsure about a file I check it on "virustotal.com" - they let all scanners crawl over it and you see what happens: half or less of them do NOT detect it...people (not you pals) like the no-brain-just-click-ones have to stopp believing in their favorite scanner...besides, the virus has to be there first anyway,means eaten up several thousands of HD's before the scanner-makers start acting.

    Well, @Patrat, better one warning more than one less - and hey, especially with us few download-folks...hard to scan every piece we all "rapidosh@re" on a good day. Cheers