The first eco-friendly email virus?
A few minutes ago, I noticed a new infected email landing in my inbox. The body of the email said:
Please find Attached Invoice payment format of Marina private ltd. Thanks Marina.A.Beg Marina Private Limited Plot No. 544-J, Pace City - II Sector - 37, Gurgaon - 122 004 Haryana - Bharat
That’s pretty normal / boring stuff — and so was the attached ZIP file, which contained a run-of-the-mill sample of a well-known virus family.
However, what grabbed my attention was the footer of the email, which said:
Please consider your environmental responsibility, do not take print out of e-mail & attachments, until you actually need this - Save paper.
Now this is hilarious, isn’t it? This must be the first eco-friendly computer virus in the world. A sound indication that the world is going green – and so are the malware authors.
Enjoy the first day of spring everyone! (or at least those of you in the northern hemisphere)