The resurgence of the Marks & Spencer voucher hoax that I wrote about earlier this week got me thinking. Who is behind all these hoaxes and chain letters, and why were they created?
The hoax warned that people should be on the alert for a file called JDBGMGR.EXE (which had a terrifying icon of a teddybear), as it could mean that their computer would be struck by a malicious payload within 14 days.
Even though JDBGMGR.EXE was a legitimate program produced by Microsoft (although heaven only knows why they chose a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.