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Subject: Re: UKNM: this may be a false alarm, but....
From: carlo andrea pattacini
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:36:00 GMT

---Dom <domattmsi [dot] co [dot] uk> wrote:
> I would hate to hear of any disasters, so heres the forward...
> I am not sure even if the claims below are technically possible (call to the
> techies!?) and apologies to anyone who this may offend - but better to be
> safe than sorry, eh?
> i just thought, wouldnt an alert such as this be a great way of distributing
> a virus?
> >
> >Subject: Fw: Virus notice . Be alert.
> >
> >FYI,VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY"
> >DO NOT open it.It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward
> >this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very
> >malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was
> >announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; please share it with
> >everyone that might access the internet. Once again, pass this along to
> >EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be stopped. Also, do not
> >open or even look at any mail that says "RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER"
> >This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render
> >them useless.
> >Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has said that this
> >is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this
> >time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your
> >online friends = ASAP.

Few days ago a friend of mine forwarded me a similar
message about something called JOIN THE CREW, of
course I asked the techies in the place where I work
and one of them (the real geek) laughed at me because
it is an online chain (in Italy we call them S.
Antonio chains) or urban legend whose aim is just to
spread the legend itself.

Hope this is useful

ciao, andrea

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