[BCAB] Warning of Hacker - real or hoax?

Paul Crichton pcis2000 at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 23 13:13:47 GMT 2011


If it helps, I found this web page would suggest that it is a hoax.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/simon25-hacker-hoax.shtml





> From: gpage at useit.plus.com
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:46:26 +0000
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Warning of Hacker - real or hoax?
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> No proof of this at all. No details of anyone looking for him. No links
> suggesting he is a hacker and no link given to report him.  I think this is
> a hoax without doing any research to check it.  I assume anyone who uses
> terms like here with must be a lawyer and would hope that a lawyer would
> check out a few facts before needlessly scaring people.  Journalists are
> also more than capable of this as well.
> 
> A quick check on sites such as Snopes.com will reveal this to be false.
> 
> Look at
> http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=simon+ashton&sp-a=00062d45-sp00000000&s
> p-advanced=1&sp-p=all&sp-w-control=1&sp-w=alike&sp-date-range=-1&sp-x=any&sp
> -c=100&sp-m=1&sp-s=0&x=0&y=0
> 	o 
> 
> 
> Regards
> 
> Graham
> Graham Page
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Clive Lever
> Sent: 23 January 2011 00:41
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: [BCAB] Warning of Hacker - real or hoax?
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> does anyone know whether the below is genuine, and how you would check out
> such messages.  I know the person who sent this well enough to trust them,
> provided they know that this went out from their mailbox. 
> 
> Best, 
> Clive
> 
> Message reads:
> Dear All,
> Please read urgent message re a computer hacker herewith.
> 
> 
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
> 
> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:56:10 -0800
> Subject: Fwd: Fw: Hacker
> From: margaretlowe.pcep at gmail.com
> To: AteMaggie at hotmail.com; wagaywayestabillo at yahoo.com; wlbuot at yahoo.com;
> wendy.marshall at live.co.uk; belandresliberty at omf.net; eomiller at sbcglobal.net;
> rginch at hotmail.com; l.pegg at shaw.ca; armitagemargaret at omf.net;
> merrifield at wananchi.com; madnel321 at aol.com; nkjohnson at ntlworld.co.uk;
> speakes at homecall.co.uk; angusfc at mweb.co.za; narnialamp at yahoo.co.uk;
> c.chester1 at btinternet.com; daphnem at xtra.co.nz; davidandtina at endfield.org.uk;
> Dubby_Rodda at ntm.org; ednaashton at hotmail.com; iandeb at omf.net;
> garfield2234 at yahoo.com; kitty.goodwin at talktalk.net;
> margaret.barnett at standrewsbookshop.co.uk; don.marietgk.94 at talktalk.net;
> lamlew at maxnet.co.nz; maxel at xtra.co.nz; pamandbarry82 at hotmail.com;
> PERODDA at aol.com; ruthdowning at blueyonder.co.uk; sryans at tiscali.co.uk;
> onemin at arn.net
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sam Ryans <sryans at tiscali.co.uk>
> Date: Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 3:02 PM
> Subject: Fw: Hacker
> To: ???? <maeda.jun at nifty.com>, ?????? ????? <maria.kovalb at yandex.ua>, agnes
> <agnes at thebaptistcentre.org>, Eilish Agnew <eilish46 at hotmail.co.uk>, Mary
> Alexander <alexandermary at omf.net>, Carol Allen <cmacarol at hotmail.com>, Adolf
> Annen <zdolfi at omf.net>, Stephen Annett <stephen.annett at btinternet.com>,
> annheskin at eircom.net, Edna Ashton <edna at counselling4you.co.uk>, Gareth
> Ayling <guesthome at omf.or.jp>, "B $B63 at smtp818.mail.ird.yahoo.com;R (B"
> <yuasa-k at sapporo-u.ac.jp>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: HELEN RYANS 
> To: Derek TrimbleD ; Derek Ryans ; Derek TrimbleD ; Ellsye RowellEllsye ;
> Erico Ida ; finsupport ; finsupport ; Gareth Ryans ; GILLIAN STEVENS ;
> Glenys Dunlop ; Harold Beatty ; Ian Ryans ; jody stevens ; Jutta Felnser ;
> Kairos Centre ; Lakeland ; meike felsner ; Noel ; Noel McCracken ; OMF
> Belfast ; Sam Ryans ; Shoko Kinoshita 
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 8:40 PM
> Subject: Fw: Hacker
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Ellsye <ellsye at rowell.plus.com>
> To: Undisclosed-Recipient at yahoo.com
> Sent: Monday, 17 January, 2011 18:53:04
> Subject: Fw: Hacker
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>         VERY URGENT - PLEASE TAKE NOTE
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>         IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON25 at HOTMAIL..CO.UK
> <http://uk.mc870.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=SIMON25@HOTMAIL..CO.UK>  )
> CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A
> HACKER!! 
> 
>         TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LISTBECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM
> THEN YOU WI LL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER
> ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DONT CARE
> FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL
> TOO!!!!!.... 
> 
>         Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
> This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and
> Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Intern
> et. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled  'Mail Server
> Report' 
> 
>         If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen
> saying:  'It is too late now, your life is no longer  beautiful.' 
> 
>         Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, 
>         And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your  name,
> e-mail and password. 
> 
>         This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday
> afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the  anti virus
> software's are not capable of destroying it . 
> 
>         The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself  'life
> owner'.. 
> 
>         PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them
> to
> 
>         PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
> 
> 
>         ________________________________
> 
>         This message contains information from Belfast Health And Social
> Care Trust which may be privileged and confidential.
>         If you believe you are not the intended recipient any disclosure,
> distribution or use of the contents is prohibited.
>         If you have received this message in error please notify the sender
> immediately.
> 
>         This email has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses.
> 
>      
> 
> Brian Perkins does crazy things with the shipping forecast: On YouTube at:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWl0QD9W-Oc
> And Charlotte Green poses as the Voicemail messenger from hell at:
> http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GR7VIhcdYNI
> 
> Check out the videos, get the albums at www.bcab.org.uk, then steal this
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