Letters, We've Got Letters

I just recieved the following email from "administration@gatech.edu," presumably an official address since the "@gatech.edu" suffix is given only to special users:

Subject: Important notify about your e-mail account.

Dear user of e-mail server "Gatech.edu",

Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
account information.

For more information see the attached file.

Have a good day,
The Gatech.edu team

The attachment was predictably a virus, deleted by the virus scanning server software.

I have received 15-20 emails containing viruses to my university email address over the past week or so. One would think that someone with the skills necessary for writing an email virus might be smart enough to learn how to use a spell-checker, but apparently not.

Update: It seems that Georgia Tech is not the only university plagued by this recent virus spree. Jacob Levy notes a similar version on the University of Chicago email system, although his is much more believable than Tech's, with fewer spelling errors. I hope that doesn't say anything about the relative intelligence or grammatical abilities of the two institutions.

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