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Despite Virus Hoax

Discovered:
October 15, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:16 AM
Type:
Hoax

The following message has been sent by email. It is a hoax.

The hoax message includes the following "warning":

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Hi from Ukraine.
When you receive this message, all computers in your network is already infected by DESPITE-virus. 11th of October, 1999, data in the all databases will be lost. For disinfect you need to use only STARIONI disinfector.
1. Send to data@aip.mk.ua your valid e-mail address with subject "DESPITE".
2. Send US$24.99 to the following bank account.
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Bank account:
BENEFICIARY: NIKOLAEV BRANCH CB "PRIVATBANK"
BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: 27 FRUNZE STR.,
NIKOLAEV UKRAINE
ACCOUNT: 3901 9 004017 003

BANK OF BENEFICIARY: COMMERCIAL BANK
"PRIVATBANK"
ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY'S BANK:
DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE
SWIFT: PBAN UA 2X
CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 890-0085-754

INTERMEDIARY BANK: THE BANK OF NEY YORK
ADDRESS OF THE INTERMEDIARY BANK:
Eastern Europe Division
One Wall St., 9-th Floor
New York, N.Y., 10286, USA
SWIFT: IRVT US 3N

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS:
IN FAVOUR acc.26206791707001/875
RACHKOVAN VADIM
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After receiving your bank transaction, the STARIONI disinfector in self-extract archive "starioni.exe"(74.648 bytes) will have been deliver to your mailbox immediately.

Copyright (c)1999 SILF Group.Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura
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