I got a message today.
Microsoft <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hello! Hackers discovered new bugs on Windows XP versions. Now, your computer is very vulnerable to this attacks,
that`s why Microsoft Corporation relased a new patch to protect your sistem!
If you do not install this patch, the hackers can attack your computer, break into your sistem and steal passwords
or secret informations. In USA over 11,000,000 computers were attacked! Those computers didn`t have installed
Please download the patch and install it on your computer now!
Follow one of next links to download the patch:
DOWNLOAD PATCH: => http: //jmaustin. com/patch. exe
DOWNLOAD PATCH: => http: //v31827.1blu. de/phpmyadmin/patch. exe
* * DO NOT IGNORE THIS MESSAGE * *
.....Seriously. It chock full of errors, and grammatical errors too. Plus, you can tell it's a virus download message.
So, I respond with this:
I'm not an idiot. Microsoft doesn't send messages like: "OMG PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS VIRUS IT'S ALL UPDATED AND STUFF IT FOUR J00/!!!!1 VIRUSES ARE ATTAKCINHG !!1ONE!11ONE IT'S NOT A VIROUS IT;S AN IMPORTANT THING DOWNLOADS IT NOW AND YOUR COMPUTER WON'T BE VUNERABLE NO MOARS!!!1ON!!11ONE!11SHIFT"
Reasons why I don't believe it:
1. Poor spelling and Grammar
2. Hackers discovered these things? That makes me suspicious to begin with.