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
    From: yourname@youraddress

    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.

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