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Bonsai Kittens

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bonsai Kittens
Technical name:Bonsai Kittens
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hoax
Effects:  It attempts to trick users into forwarding the message to as many people as possible, by making them believe that there is a company that maltreats cats by breeding them inside glass vessels.

Detection updated on:Dec. 16, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bonsai Kittens is not a virus; it is a hoax or an e-mail message that tricks users into believing that there is a company that breeds kittens inside glass vessels in order to shape them into the jar form.

Bonsai Kittens attempts to gain users' trust by giving apparently real information, such as the web page where the company advertises its products. In fact, this company does not exist.

Its aim is to get users to forward the message in order to protest against this supposed maltreatment.

In order to avoid problems, disregard this information, as it is completely false. You should also immediately delete the message, without forwarding it to anyone.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bonsai Kittens arrives in an apparently normal e-mail message, but which can be identified by its message, because it refers to a company that breeds kittens inside glass vessels in order to shape them into the jar form.