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Re: Virus Alert
Phil Diem wrote:
> This is the first one of these that I've seen in a while. It appears to
> be legitiment - coming from and through reliable sorces. If it is
> legitiment then it's VERY IMPORTANT!
> >Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 21:43:11 -0500 (EST)
> >From: "Ray E. Mattatall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >X-Sender: email@example.com
> >Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: Fw: Virus warning]
> > Subject: NEW VIRUS!!
> > WARNING!!!!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT
> > open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this
> > letter out to as many people you can ... this is a new virus and not
> > many people know about it!
> > This information was received this morning from IBM, please share
> > it with anyone that might access the Internet.
> > Also, if anyone receives mail entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" please
> > delete it WITH OUT reading it!! This is a warning for all Internet
> > users-there is a dangerous virus propagating across the Internet
> > through an e-mail message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!".
> > DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "PENPAL GREETINGS"!!
> > This message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are
> > interested in a penpal, but by the time you read this letter, it is
> > too late. The trojan horse virus will have already infected the
> > boot sector of your hard drive, destroying all of the data present.
> > It is a self-replicating virus, and once the message is read, it
> > will AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is
> > present in YOUR mailbox!
> > This virus will DESTROY your hard drive and holds the potential to
> > DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your in-box and
> > who's mail is in their in-box and so on. If this virus keeps
> > getting passed, it has the potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE
> > to computer networks worldwide!!!
> > Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as
> > you see it! And pass this message along to all of your friends,
> > relatives and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists
> > which you are on so that they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!
> > Please pass this along to everyone you know so this can be stopped.
> > PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS.
> > WARNING!!! This is a new virus going around in the last couple of
> > days! DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get that says:
> > "Returned or Unable to Deliver" This virus will attach itself to your
> > computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any
> > mail items that says this. AOL has said this is a very dangerous
> > virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please Be
> > Careful,
> > And forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P.
> > Forward this A.S.A.P. to every single person you know!!!!!!!!!
> > Greg Dimond
> > Informix
> > Software, Inc.
> > Global Telecommunications
> > 703-714-0608
> >anyone know how to keep my mail from opening a message before i have
>read the title? I am running netscape 3.0. thanks Jeff
- Virus Alert
- From: Phil Diem <firstname.lastname@example.org>