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From: Cynthia Shepherd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!!
>Return-Path: <XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx> >From: XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx >Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 12:44:59 -0400 (EDT) >To: , email@example.com >Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!! > >FYI > >this note was forwarded to me from a friend > >J >--------------------- >Forwarded message: >From: firstname.lastname@example.org >To: >Date: 97-07-25 00:53:17 EDT > > This information was received this morning from IBM, please share it >with anyone that might access the Internet: > > > If anyone receives e-mail entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" please delete it > WITHOUT READING IT! > > This is a warning for all Internet users there is a dangerous virus >propagating across the Internet through an e-mail message entitled "PENPAL >GREETINGS!" > > DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "PENPAL GREETINGS"!! > > This message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are >interested in a penpal, but by the time you read the letter, it is too >late 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- replicating virus, and once the message is read, it will >AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone whose e-mail address is present in >YOUR mailbox! > > This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to >DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your IN BOX, and whose >mail is in their in box and so on If this virus keeps getting passed, >it has the potential to do a great deal of damage to computer networks >worldwide!!!! > >Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" AS SOON AS YOU >SEE IT! > > > >**** Pass this message along to all of your friends and other readers >of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are on so that they are not >hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!