VIRUS !!!

Pierre AUBINEAU pierre.aubineau at hippocrate.u-bordeaux2.fr
Thu Mar 6 06:28:02 EST 1997


Received this morning by e-mail:

"DANGER -- DANGER -- DANGER"

 This is a warning for all internet users.  There is a dangerous virus
propogating cross the internet through an e-mail message entitled
"PENPAL GREETINGS!"

 If you receive mail entitled PENPAL GREETINGS!! ... DELETE IT
IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT READING IT!  See the explanation below.  If you have
questions or concerns, please contact SAF-IA  Info. Office at (512)
697-5059.

 AGAIN -- DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSGE ENTITLED "PENPAL GREETINGS!"

 The message appears to be a friendly letter asking if you are
interested in a penpal, but by the time you read it, the "Trojan Horse"
virus will have already infected the  boot sector of your hard drive,
destroying all of the data present.  It is a self-eplicating virus, and
once the message is read,it will AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone
whose e-mail address is present in YOUR mailbox!

 The virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your inbox, and whose
mail in is their inbox, and so on.  If this virus remains unchecked, it
has the potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks
worldwide!

 Please pass this message along to all of your friends and relatives,
and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are
on so they will not be hurt by this virus!"

-- 
pierre.aubineau at hippocrate.u-bordeaux2.fr



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