By Online Staff
February 16, 2004

An email with the subject line "Police Investigation" has been received by a large number of people overnight and attempts to lure users to a website which installs a keylogger on the user's PC, Canberra-based sysadmin Daniel McNamara says.

McNamara has investigated a number of such scams in the past and brought them to the notice of this newspaper.

The text of the email is:

Hello...

It has come to my attention that you are being under the police investigation. Is that true? Have you really commited such crimes?

Please read the following article located at: http://federalpolice.com:article872@1075686747

or at: http://0100.035.0255.0133

Sincerely, Your old friend

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/16/1076779874341.html