Cyber Terror alert
November 8, 2008 11:11am CST
An e-mail forward led me to research what may be a case of state sponsored cyber terrorism coming from Russia. My article on the subject is at: http://ww.hubpages.com/hub/Hallmark-Greeting-from-the-Dark-Side and includes a link to Snopes.com. I encourage you to read my article and the one from snopes as the real virus it refers to is difficult to stop with anti virus software. Learning to avoid it from the get-go will limit the threat from our enemies. Have you learned of any real threats to cyber security? Do you actually read the snopes article when you receive an e-mail that cites one? Do you check things out to avoid forwarding hoaxes? Do you use the protections I listed in the article?
• United States
9 Nov 08
It gets to be hard to take. folks like me add links to these fact checkers to confirm or deny the forward but others throw them in for credibility knowing most people don't really double check the sources. In this case the Snopes link was the first thing in the e-mail but folks took that as verification and forwarded an e-mail that disagreed with the link that was at the top.