This morning in my work email account, I found this message from “Miss Freya” waiting for me with very bad news, that I had been infected by the Taliban virus. Read it for yourself:
From: Miss Freya
Subject: Internet User
You have just received a Taliban virus. Since we are not so technologicaly advanced in Afghanistan, this is a MANUAL virus. Please delete all the files on your hard disk yourself and send this mail to everyone you know.
Thank you very much for helping us.
Thanks & Regards
This made me laugh on multiple counts, it’s a great joke. I replied with an improvement to the original plan, first send the mail to everyone you know, then delete all your files, then reboot which would make this more damaging and virulent. In any case, I don’t often laugh with spam, guess there’s someone out there with a sense of humor.