WARNING: Virus Alert (and this one's for real)
|From:||Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 4, 2000, 19:30|
You've all received e-mail virus warnings and what not. And most of
those have been hoaxes. Most of us remember the Good Times virus rumors
and that it turned out to be a hoax.
But there is an e-mail going around which has a damaging
self-replicating attachment, and if you get hit with it, it'll be pretty
tough to get rid of it. I don't know if it has an effect on your boot
sector or file tables, or is it just an annoying trojan horse that makes
your software act funny and involuntarily send itself to all your
friends. (We had a problem in IRC with a self-sending filed called
"script.ini", which made mIRC (not pIRCh or Microsoft Chat or Ircle)
shut down, do weird things, and whatever. Wasn't a virus, but it was
annoying, and one had to reinstall mIRC from scratch.)
But this is no mere IRC trojan horse -- this e-mail is dangerous. They
mentioned this virus just a while ago on the radio news. The subject
line is: "I love you". So no matter who sends this e-mail -- be it your
friend, family, lover or dog, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT OPEN IT.
Thanks for your attention, and help us keep everybody posted, please...
Daniel A. Wier (call me Danny)
Lufkin, Texas USA
MSN Messenger Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
"A rose without thorns is a damaged rose."