March 03, 2005
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Virus warning

There’s a new e-mail virus going around that is fairly recent. It started back in February this year. The e-mail looks like this:

Subject: You visit illegal websites

Dear Sir/Madam,


we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites.
Important: Please answer our questions!

The list of questions are attached.

Yours faithfully,
M. John Stellford

++-++ Federal Bureau of Investigation -FBI-
++-++ 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2130
++-++ Washington, DC 20535
++-++ (202) 324-3000

The attachment does not contain questions that you must answer. It contains the Sober K virus. The Sober K virus is a mass-mailing worm that will send itself to e-mail addresses gathered from compromised computers. On February 22, 2005, the FBI issued a press release warning about this scam. You can also find out more information about this e-mail at

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