[Gllug] Chinese Virus Warning?

Christopher Hunter chrisehunter at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Apr 6 07:04:51 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 05 Apr 2006 22:56, Steve Nelson wrote:

 > The source of the 'warning' was a very well respected and senior
 > security officer in an international bank, and he informed us that the
 > warning he received came directly from a government paper.

This is akin to the "warning" promulgated to Windows users about a "Virus" 
that deposited a file in the \system directory with a "teddy bear" logo, and 
that it should be removed immediately.  The file was actually jdbgmgr.exe 
which is a debugger registrar for Java, so did no significant damage if it 
was removed. 

The other one was a "warning" about Sulfnbk.exe (the long filename restorer) - 
again users were warned that it should be removed urgently, with unfortunate 
consequences.  http://www.hoax-slayer.com/sulfnbk-virus-hoax.html

It's really easy to cause a panic like this amongst most computer users - a 
fairly credible e-mail, warning about something that "anti-virus programs 
miss", and directing the recipient to something that he won't understand but 
can find.

Apparently there have been variants of these hoaxes for some time, some of 
which can cripple (even more) Windows!


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