NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, February 23, 2005

FBI is investigating the source of fake e-mails Posted by Alexey @ 11:49 GMT

FBI has issued a press-release that warns people about fake e-mails coming from @fbi.gov addresses. The recently discovered Sober.K worm appears to be the source of these e-mails. Here's an example of a fake e-mail sent by Sober.K worm:

Dear Sir/Madam,

we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites.

Important: Please answer our questions!
The list of questions are attached.

Yours faithfully,
M. John Stellford

++-++ Federal Bureau of Investigation -FBI-
++-++ 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2130
++-++ Washington, DC 20535
++-++ (202) 324-3000