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October 30, 2007, 4:17 pm
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The Federal Trade Commission, which regularly goes after spammers for
violating the law, Monday warned that a spammer is sending out bogus e-
mail messages that purport to come from the FTC.
The FTC said that the fraudulent e-mail makes reference to an FTC
complaint supposedly filed against the message's recipient. The
message includes links and an attachment that download a virus.
"Simply opening the e-mail does not appear to cause harm," said the
FTC. "However, it is likely that anyone who has opened the e-mail's
attachment or clicked on the links has downloaded the virus on their
computer, and should run an anti-virus program. The virus appears to
install a 'key logger' that could potentially grab passwords and
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