!!!!Warning: a virus is emailed (fwd)

Jason Brinck j.d.brinck at bham.ac.uk
Wed Dec 7 14:40:15 EST 1994


In article <3c4alu$iru at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk> tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (Tim Cutts) writes:
>From: tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (Tim Cutts)
>Subject: Re: !!!!Warning: a virus is emailed (fwd)
>Date: 7 Dec 1994 12:43:42 GMT

>Dietmar Tietz <Dietmar.Tietz at agrar.uni-giessen.de> writes:


>>>
>>> A virus is circulating on the Internet.  If you receive a message with
>>> the header "xxx-1" DO NOT READ IT.  Delete immediately or your disk will
>>> require treatment by a virus-scanner.  I have had two copies of this
>>> message this morning (Sunday) already, but was warned by an early
>>> morning phone call from a friend who got hit.
>>>
>>>************************************************************************

>>>>This crossed my virtual desk this afternoon.  Does anyone have more info?
>>>>
>>>>>>> Somebody is sending e-mail under the title "good times".  If you get
>>>>>>anything
>>>>>>> like this, DON'T DOWNLOAD THE FILE! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! It has a
>>>virus that
>>>>>>> rewrites your hard drive, and you lose anything on your hard
>>>drive.  Pleas
>>>e
>>>>>>> be careful and forward this mail to anyone you care about!

>Please could we not have such scare stories?  Such a virus is indeed a
>worry, but there's no point in panicking everyone.  Who dies the virus
>affact?  PC users?  Mac users?  Unix users?  I find it very hard to
>believe that there is any sort of virus that will affect any system
>regardless of operating system/mail handler used.  Please be more
>specific.

>Tim.

No need to panic! This is a hoax






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