Today I received an email containing a new type of virus.
Going by the name of angola-marburg.help, it can render a computer system useless in just minutes.
What is especially noteworthy about this new virus is it’s interactive element, made necessary by the lack of computer programming skills and technology in the sender’s country.
To explain things much more clearly, I have included the email that first alerted me to this new virus –
As the good people of Angola do not have the technological means or programming experience to make a proper virus I am forced to approach you in this most unusual manner.
As a wannabe script-kiddie it is my desire to wreak havoc upon your computer system sir.
For this I trust I can rely upon your cooperation?
If you are in agreement with my proposal then I bid you proceed with deletion of all files upon your hard drive.
Before this step I forgot to mention that it is imperative that you manually forward this email to everyone on your email contact list.
Your good friend h4ckr.
As I am sure you agree, this virus has the potential to trick millions of unsuspecting web users across the globe.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned!!