Once again a virus hoax is spreading quickly over the internet, forwarded by well-intentioned folk who really should have spent more time researching whether the warning was genuine or not.
The warning tells people to look out for emails which have the subject line “Postcard from Bejing” (sic) or “Resignation of Barack Obama” as the attached file can “burn the whole hard C disc (sic) of your computer”.
Of course, this is nonsense. The warning shares many similarities with other virus hoaxes we have seen in the past including Olympic Torch, Virtual Card for You and Sector Zero.
The typical text of the hoax warning reads as follows:
Subject: FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS
PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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