Beware of virus-infected message allegedly sent by Facebook

The following message is my ISP’s response to an obvious piece of junk mail and should be deleted immediately if you see it on your computer, as the email address that it was sent to is not registered with Facebook. If unsure about the legitimacy of a message, take a look at its long headers or raw source for clues.

Your Mail Virus Protection detected the virus ‘Suspicious.MH690’ in the file ‘’, attached to the enclosed email message. We scanned the file using Norton AntiVirus but were unable to clean it. Therefore, we removed the content of the attachment from the message. Please contact the message sender if you want to receive the attachment. They must clean the file and resend it before we can deliver it to you safely.

Click below to view the raw source.

Received: from (EHLO (
by with SMTP; Wed, 17 Mar 2010 01:51:45 -0700
X-Header-Overseas: Mail.from.Overseas.source.
X-Originating-IP: []
Received: from ( [])
by (8.13.8 inb ipv6 jeff0203/8.13.8) with ESMTP id o2H8pbf8016383;
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 01:51:39 -0700
Received: from by; Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:51:37 +0000
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:51:37 +0000
From: “The Facebook Team”
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v3.80.06) Educational
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Subject: Facebook Password Reset Confirmation NR.9320
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

Hey knelson,
Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed. You can find your new password in attached document.

The Facebook Team

*** BREAKING NEWS *** published a report on March 17 that confirmed the propagation of this virus that targets Facebook users.


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