Re: VIRUS ALERT

Subject: Re: VIRUS ALERT
From: Mike Bygrave <bygravem -at- INTUITIVE -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 13:19:35 -0000

Is this another hoax, or is it now possible to forward a virus in a mail message? Everyone I've spoken to says it can't be done - the only way to send a virus via email is as an attachment. Does anyone have a definitive answer?

Cheers,


Mike Bygrave (bygravem -at- intuitive -dot- co -dot- uk)
Standard disclaimer - please don't sue me.
"I like deadlines. I like the whooshing sound
they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams




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From: Beverley Henderson[SMTP:n6k -at- COSMAIL4 -dot- CTD -dot- ORNL -dot- GOV]
Sent: 04 June 1992 11:52
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: VIRUS ALERT

Steve, Russel, et al,

I'm passing this along for your information.

------- Forwarded Message

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!!!!

------- End of Forwarded Message


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