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Spam Threatens to Suspend Internet Access

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 16, 2008 2:56 AM PDT

September 16, 2008

Spammers are playing police and scaring people into opening malicious files once again.

A new form of spam email containing a malicious file attachment have been spreading over the Internet with the subject Your internet access is going to get suspended. The spam email claims to come from ICS Monitoring Team telling recipients that they have to stop their illegal downloading of copyrighted material or else their Internet access will be suspended.

Below is the spam mail?s screenshot:

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