VIRUS ALERT!!!!

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Message 8305 · 26 Jul 1997 10:16:26 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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From: Cynthia Shepherd <xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx>
Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!!

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>Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 12:44:59 -0400 (EDT)
>To: , xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx
>Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!!
>
>FYI
>
>this note was forwarded to me from a friend
>
>J
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>From: xxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx
>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!!!!

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