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BUGGLST Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:49:55 AM
Also Known As:
Bug's Life
Type:
Hoax

This information is a hoax and should be ignored. At least two variants have been reported:

Sample of first hoax message:

Someone is sending out a very desirable
screen-saver, a Bug's Life - "BUGGLST.ZIP".
If you download it, you will lose
everything!!! Your hard drive will crash
and someone from the internet will get
your screen name and password! DO NOT
DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!
IT JUST WENT INTO circulation yesterday,
as far as we know. Please distribute/inform
this message. This is a new, very malicious
virus and not many people know about it.
This information was announced yesterday
morning from Microsoft. Please share it
with everyone that might access the Internet.

Sample of second hoax message:

Someone is sending out a very desirable
screen-saver, a Bug's Life - "BUGGLST.ZIP".
If you download it, you will lose
everything!!! Your hard drive will crash
and someone from the Internet will get your
screen name and password! DO NOT DOWNLOAD
THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! IT JUST
WENT INTO circulation yesterday, as far
as we know. Please distribute this message.
This is a new, very malicious virus and not
many people know about it. This information
was announced yesterday morning from
Microsoft. Please share it with everyone
that might access the Internet. Also do
not open or even look at any mail that says
"RETURNED" OR "UNABLE TO DELIVER". This
virus will attach itself to your computer
components and render them useless.
Immediately delete mail items that say this.
AOL has said that this is a very dangerous
virus and that there is NO remedy for it
at this time. 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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