Re: WARNING: Virus Alert (and this one's for real)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 5, 2000, 8:26|
At 14:30 04/05/00 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
No need to warn the French, the virus has made the headlines of many of our
newspapers today, and yesterday and this morning all the News programs
spoke about it. I'm sure they're gonna talk about it again tonight. It's
quite a major issue...
|Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.
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