AOL Flashing 'IM'

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Discovered: January 06, 2000
Updated: February 13, 2007 11:34:02 AM
Type: Hoax



Writeup By: Patrick Martin

Discovered: January 06, 2000
Updated: February 13, 2007 11:34:02 AM
Type: Hoax


The following message has been sent out by email. It is a hoax. This "virus" does not exist.The hoax message includes the following "warning":

Subject: AOL MESSAGE
If you get a flashing IM, DO NOT reply or delete, but sign off immediately and re-sign on! Then change your password immediately. If you are unable to signon, call AOL.

The number is: 1-800-827-6364The Flashing IM is a password stealer. This has been confirmed by AOL.

PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
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: Patrick Martin