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Bogus emails from the "vt.edu" domain are being sent to campus users advising them that they're spamming people. The email contains a zip file attachment and asks the user to open it for instructions on how to keep their computer safe. The email is signed "The vt.edu Team" or "vt.edu User Support Team".
This email is NOT legitimate and should be deleted. Never open email attachments from someone you don't know! Even if you do know the sender, if you are not expecting an attachment, verify that the sender has intended to attach a file to the email. This will ensure that you do not open up harmful attachments.
Currently, campus mail servers are stripping .zip file attachments from all mail messages.
[July 26, 2004]