Headline–Truth! Fiction! Summary of eRumor: An email warning that on April 1st at 12:00AM Eastern Time, a massive and destructive virus is going to be unleashed on the Internet called the “Charles IX virus.” The Truth: This appears to be an April Fools Day hoax that circulates from time to time. There is no …
A virus warning about “A Virtual Card for You” or “Postcard” virus and hoax
Warning about an email said to be from UPS but that has an attachment that contains a virus.
Email warning of a virus with a Valentine theme.
Warnings issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have gone viral on the Internet and Social Media that warn computer users of vulnerabilities in the latest version of Java that could open their computers to attacks from hackers.
This is an official looking email that appears to come from FedEx. It says that a shipment could not be delivered and directs you to click a link so that you can arrange to receive your shipment.
A warning about an email that appears to be from an airline and offering information about an e-ticket.
This is a forwarded email warning about opening attachments in emails from strangers. A harmless looking doc, xls, jpg or ppt file could lock up your computer and hold it for ransom until you agree to pay cyber criminals for a key.
Various short emails have been circulating the Internet that encourage computers users to click a link to a web site. This is a trick that may lead to a computer virus. Once infected a program launches in the background of the unaware user’s computer that floods the Internet with more emails that encourage friends and contacts to check out a link.
January 5 Sober Virus Threat-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A virus warning that there is a variation of the Sobert worm that is set to be released on the Internet on January 5, 2006. The Truth: (Janaury 5, 2006) After a lull of major virus threats, here is the second one of the new year. …