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From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Thursday, November 25, 2004, 0:42
"commune id vitium est, hic vivimus ambitiosa
"this is our common fault; here we live in ostentatious poverty"
Juvenal, Satires 3.182-3

>From: >To: >Subject: COMPUTER VIRUS WARNING >Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:19:59 EST > >This might be a hoax but in case it is the real thing I am passing it on >to >you: > > >WORST VIRUS EVER ---CNN ANNOUNCED ~ >PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!! >A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft >as the most destructive ever >This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine >has > >yet ! been developed. This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the >hard disk, >where vital information for its functioning are stored. >This virus acts in the following manner: >It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title >"A Card for You". >As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer >freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the >reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently >destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused >panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was >received by an employee of Microsoft itself. >So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." >As soon as you get the mail, delete it!!! Even if you know the sender >!!! > >Please pass this mail to all of your friends. >Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, >like >myself, >would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>