[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Previous in Thread] [Next in Thread]

Subject: Re: UKNM: this may be a false alarm, but....
From: Darren Wallace
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:27:30 GMT

Sorry Dom, it's a hoax. Hoax viruses like these are just email chain
letters, and as a result the warning itself becomes a kind of virus as
people forwardd the warning to friends and colleagues.

FYI, a good place to check out this kind of thing is the 'Virus Hoaxes'
part of Dr Solomon's website


Before forwarding the warning.



At 17:29 11/03/98 -0000, you 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.
Darren Wallace Marketing Manager
CommerceNet Consortium Ltd.
88 Kingsway London WC2B 6AA UK
darrenatcommercenet [dot] org [dot] uk 44 (0)171 916 2875(T)
44 (0)171 209 1236(F) 44 (0)410 780 775(GSM)

  Re: UKNM: this may be a false alarm, but, Dom

[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Next in Thread] [Previous in Thread]