The dr3am_rock / Kurt Chapman Email Hoax

Email alerts advising recipients about non-existent hacking attempts and fake viruses seem to be on the increase again.

Back in January there was the widespread circulation of the Simon Ashton hoax and then last month there was the Ashley Marc James virus hoax.

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The email I received today offers another variation on the theme – this time its a pirate!

Jane Does

Today at 6:30pm
Reply An ally has asked that I pass along these 2 hacker warnings to everyone

Tell all your contacts not accept a friends request from dr3am_rock@hotmail.com … he pirates your computer and if one of your friends accepts, he can also use them to pirate yours. …..Make it fast as apparently this has been happening since yesterday and it is moving fast … this may be rubbish or may not, but who cares, if this person does exist, at least we are aware, so theres no harm in passing it on.

Do not accept a friend request from a KURT CHAPMAN he is a hacker.

Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds him u get him on your list too and he’ll figure out ur computer’s ID and address, so copy and paste this message to everyone.

The author of the email writes that ‘..this may be rubbish..’ and they should have left it at that because it certainly is.

Whilst there are scams that originate through instant messaging and social networking services, I have yet to hear of one that is initiated simply by adding someone as a contact!

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Comments

  1. Marcus says:

    Buy a Mac and then you don’t need to worry about internet security 😉

    • Thats not strictly true Marcus – the Mac is susceptible too but isn’t targeted as much due to it’s relative lack of popularity.

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