VIRUS ALERT

Subject: VIRUS ALERT
From: Beverley Henderson <n6k -at- COSMAIL4 -dot- CTD -dot- ORNL -dot- GOV>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1992 07:52:38 -0400

Steve, Russel, et al,

I'm passing this along for your information.

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Subject: Virus Alert
Importance: High

If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
it WITHOUT
reading it. Below is a little explanation of the message, and what
it would
do to your PC if you were to read the message. If you have any
questions or
concerns please contact SAF-IA Info Office on 697-5059.

This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous
virus
propogating 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 this 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-replicatin
g virus, and once the message is read, it will AUTOMATICALLY
forward itself to
anyone who's 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 inbox, and who's
mail is in
their inbox, and so on. If this virus remains unchecked, it has
the potntial
to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks worldwide!!!!

Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as
you see it!
And 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 that
they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!

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Missy Sherrod (omq -at- ornl -dot- gov)
Technical Editor, ER Publications
Bldg. K-1225, Rm. 239
phone 6-4052; fax 6-9458; pager 873-0271

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Thanks,

Beverley

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_/ Beverley Henderson
_/ ER Publications / K1225 / Rm240
_/ Phone 6-6300 Pager 873-2914
_/ UID: n6k
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