Virus Hoax: Naughty RobotName: Naughty Virus Hoax
This is not a virus at all, but rather a hoax intended to provoke fear in Internet users.
Here is an example of the short e-mail message:
Subject: EMERGENCY - security breached by NaughtyRobot This message was sent to you by NaughtyRobot, an Internet spider that crawls into your server through a tiny hole in the World Wide Web. NaughtyRobot exploits a security bug in HTTP and has visited your host system to collect personal, private, and sensitive information. It has captured your Email and physical addresses, as well as your phone and credit card numbers. To protect yourself against the misuse of this information, do the following: 1. alert your server SysOp, 2. contact your local police, 3. disconnect your telephone, and 4. report your credit cards as lost. Act at once. Remember: only YOU can prevent DATA fires. This has been a public service announcement from the makers of NaughtyRobot -- CarJacking its way onto the Information SuperHighway.