[ILUG] Fw: **** URGENT ****SERIOUS VIRUS WARNING ****
niche at tinet.ie
Fri Apr 16 15:32:24 IST 1999
I got this this morning - I am tired of this shit!
Note the usual features: 'testimony' from a major player (IBM, AOL),
please fowaard to everyone in your address book, mntion something
people have heard of (Norton utilities)
Also, note the use of 'MacIntosh';when was the last time you heard a
Mac called a MacIntosh??
I go this from a friend who works in a very large local financial
services company-she siad she hgas received it from *five* separate
members of the IT department!
This is just stoopid!
**** URGENT ****SERIOUS VIRUS WARNING ****
If you receive an email titled "It Takes Guts to Say 'Jesus'"
DO NOT OPEN IT. It will erase everything on your hard drive.
This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL
states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than
and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.
Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the re-format
function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all
documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with
Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It
destroys MacIntosh and IBM compatible computers. This is a new,
very malicious virus and not many people know about it.
Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book
and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this
threat may be stopped. Please practice cautionary measures and tell
anyone that may have access to your computer. Forward this warning to
everyone that might access the internet.
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