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NEW DANGEROUS E-MAIL VIRUS


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#1 JEservices

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 04:26 PM

The following is an exerpt that was sent to me. I have not verified it, but it sounded dangerous enough that it needed to be mentioned.

WORST VIRUS EVER ---CNN ANNOUNCED

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST !!
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever This virus was
discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed.

This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the
<b$!=$&le, "A Card for You".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer
freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.

So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most
people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.

As soon as more information is found, I will post back
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#2 harrywaldron

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 04:42 PM

Hi - The Virtual Card is a "hoax" (email prank)

Several versions are circulating:

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...rd.for.you.html
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data....card.hoax.html

More can be found here :thumbsup:

EMAIL HOAXES - How to Identify a Virus Hoax
http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=3362

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 04:53 PM

I was just informed of it being a hoax. I guess the joke is on me, as it did what it was intended to do...put the scare in people.

Thank you for your information.
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