Worm Includes Insulting Tirade Against Microsoft & Capitalism

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  1. voicegy macrumors 65816

    voicegy

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    The worm (W32/Gruel-D) poses as a critical security patch from Microsoft which arrives with the email subject line 'Microsoft Windows Critical Update' and claims to include patches for the latest security vulnerabilities. However, if the attached file is opened, a fake message box can appear berating the Windows operating system in a lengthy tirade. Insults include: 'Windows sucks...Windows has always sucked...It's a scam and Capitalism Sucks! Communism Sucks'.

    Screenshot link:
    http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/gruel.html
     
  2. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    cool. Mac OS rules. Anybody ever see a mac virus? I've only seen one, and i work at a service center.
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    haha thats great.

    Go fake windows updating...

    :p
     
  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    kinda sad, though. people were already hesitant to download the patches. now the less educated ones may be even more scared - thinking the patch will actually be a virus. oh well. good to be running OS X and linux.
     

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