|The NaughtyRobot Hoax|
This hoax started in mid January 1997. The NaughtyRobot is an e-mail that states "Your security has been breached by NaughtyRobot". First of all it is nonsense, so if you get it "Don't Panic", just have a good laugh and ignore it. Your system has NOT been "exploited", nor has your personal information been "captured".
Here is the text of the NaughtyRobot letter:
Subject: 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.