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

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 7 07:43:42 EST 1994


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.




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