|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2010
STATE POLICE WARN ABOUT GRAPHIC SPAM E-MAIL; INVESTIGATION INITIATED
State Police at Troop E in Montville and the State Police Computer Crimes Unit are currently investigating a graphic e-mail sent to numerous e-mail accounts throughout southeastern Connecticut. The public is asked to delete any e-mail with the subject of: “We are the world, we are the children……..enjoy.”
This e-mail contains graphic material and is believed to be a pyramid e-mail which may contain a virus and has the potential to affect the receiver's address book and further spread the virus.
The State Police investigation so far has found that a virus originating from South America utilized an e-mail account of an innocent Norwich man and sent out graphic e-mails to his contact list.
All recipients who received the e-mail have been sent an warning e-mail from Troop E in Montville with the title: STATE POLICE ***WARNING**** advising all recipients to not open the e-mail and immediately delete it.