Example Virus

In this example an e-mail has been sent indicating to the potential victim that their Ebay account has problems.

Before we modified it, the link provided was actually something like http://www.our-site-to-give-you-virus.com/virus-of-our-choice-and-get your-login-id-and-password.htm. It was not to an https: site which would allow your password to be protected. If you logged in at the directed site your password would be sent in the clear as readable information on the internet and of course the scammer would have had your complete account login information. But this attack is not only an attempt to get yuor account logon information the web page you are directed to is deliberately designed to give you a virus. In this case a scam and a virus are being created together.

The link below has been modified to be safe and take you to a page that may provide some humorous entertainment. Feel free to click on it.

We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be suspended if you don't resolve your problems. To resolve this problems please click here and login to your account in order to resolve your account problems. If your problems could not be resolved your account will be suspended for a period of 3-4 days, after that it will be again operational.For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning,temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we belive that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, ourusers or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.Do to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account.Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay.Regards,
Safeharbor Department
eBay,Inc.