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June 08, 2014, 10:46:43 AM
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I urge anyone in receipt of emails similar to the below to do nothing with their content. If you use an email service such as Hotmail, I advise you to report them as phishing spam (pictured also).

The attachment contains what appears to be a linux based selection of files. I have not attempted to open them.

Although it appears to have been thwarted by my junk filter, I have seen a number of these make their way into my inbox. The number of them that I have recieved is... disturbing, to say the least.

http://i.imgur.com/tBCxBJi.png
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June 08, 2014, 10:50:35 AM
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Whoever is silly enough to buy that stuff, deserves to loose it's BTC...really...humans need little bit more natural selection.

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June 08, 2014, 10:57:27 AM
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Whoever is silly enough to buy that stuff, deserves to loose it's BTC...really...humans need little bit more natural selection.

In a way, I agree with you. The source is fairly close to the actual forum URL though, and for a second I was slightly thrown. Also, the identifiers used appear to be real, so I imagine that they use the identifier to gain your wallet ID.
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June 08, 2014, 11:09:36 AM
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Yeah you've got to be pretty slack to fall for this stuff. Oh look, I've just won the Nigerian lottery.
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June 08, 2014, 12:28:49 PM
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I get so many of these similar emails from all over.. blockchain.info, spendbitcoins etc they are all spoofed and wth a .jar vrus but annoying.
I can imagine quite alot of people probably do get fooled Sad

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June 08, 2014, 12:32:57 PM
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Will we loose BTC if it have BTC stealing viruses?  Roll Eyes
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June 08, 2014, 12:37:17 PM
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I get so many of these similar emails from all over.. blockchain.info, spendbitcoins etc they are all spoofed and wth a .jar vrus but annoying.
I can imagine quite alot of people probably do get fooled Sad

I think many people do not have Java installed on their machines, but I could be wrong.


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Will we loose BTC if it have BTC stealing viruses?  Roll Eyes

The idea is, after the user open this virus. The virus will send your btc to another address (steal).
If you just ignore these mails you wont have any problems.


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June 08, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
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Will we loose BTC if it have BTC stealing viruses?  Roll Eyes
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? Of course you will if your wallets not secure.
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June 08, 2014, 12:45:07 PM
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Whoever is silly enough to buy that stuff, deserves to loose it's BTC...really...humans need little bit more natural selection.

In a way, I agree with you. The source is fairly close to the actual forum URL though, and for a second I was slightly thrown. Also, the identifiers used appear to be real, so I imagine that they use the identifier to gain your wallet ID.

identifiers appeared to be real?

... um bitcointalk has no connection to blockchain.info

took me half a second to realise it was fake

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June 08, 2014, 04:05:32 PM
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Wow, this is pretty elaborate. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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June 09, 2014, 06:13:00 AM
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I saw the zip/rar attachment and immediately started laughing, sorry Cheesy
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