Re: Virus

Subject: Re: Virus
From: Alan Rea <rea -at- WMICH -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 07:52:39 -0400

Hey all,

I'm realtively new here, but I just wanted to mention that this is just
another virus myth. It's a variation of the "Good Times" virus.

You can find out more at

http://www.kumite.com/myths/

Alan


On Thu, 28 Aug 1997, Howard Rauch wrote:

> Received the following from an independent not on this list;
>
> WARNING ! ! ! ! ! !
>
> If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT OPEN IT ! It will
> erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this letter out to as many
> people
> you can.....this is a new virus and not many people know about it! This
> information was received this morning from IBM, please share it with
> anyone
> that might access the Internet.
>
> Also, If anyone receives 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 pen pal, 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-replicating 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 in box, and who's 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! And pass this message along to all of your friends, relatives and
> the
> other readers of the news groups and mailing lists which you are on so
> that
> they are not hurt by this dangerous virus !!!!
>
> Please pass this along to everyone you know so this can be stopped.
>
> PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!!!
>
> WARNING !!! There is a new virus going around in the last couple of
> days!!!
>
> DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get 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 says this. AOL has said
> this is a very dangerous virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this
> time.
> Please Be Careful, And forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P.
>
>
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============================================================
Alan I Rea, Jr.
Dept. of Business Information Systems
Haworth College of Business REA -at- wmich -dot- edu
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