Kettingbrieven

Deze informatie is afkomstig van CIAC (Computer Incident Advisory Capability)

Chain Letter: "A letter directing the recipient to send out multiple copies so that its circulation increases in a geometric progression as long as the instructions are carried out." Webster's II, New Riverside University Dictionary, 1984.

The chain letters:
PENPAL GREETINGS!,
Make Money Fast,
America Online Upgrade,
Bud Frogs Screen Saver,
A Little Girl Dying,
Jessica Mydek,
Anthony Parkin,
Tickle Me Elmo,
Kidney Harvest,
PBS and NPR - Petition,
Hawaiian Good Luck Totem,
Everything You Never Wanted

For information about hoaxes visit the CIAC Internet Hoaxes web page.

For information on Internet Chain Letters, check the New CIAC web page located at http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACChainLetters.html

The Internet is constantly being flooded with information about computer viruses and Trojans. However, interspersed among real virus notices are computer virus hoaxes. While these hoaxes do not infect systems, they are still time consuming and costly to handle. At CIAC, we find that we are spending much more time de-bunking hoaxes than handling real virus incidents. This page describes only a small number of the hoax warnings that are found on the Internet today. We will address some of the history of hoaxes on the Internet.

Users are requested to please not spread unconfirmed warnings about viruses and Trojans. If you receive an unvalidated warning, don't pass it to all your friends, pass it to your computer security manager to validate first. Validated warnings from the incident response teams and antivirus vendors have valid return addresses and are usually PGP signed with the organization's key.