[Hpn] BAD Virus Alert!

Lucinda Houston lucy@efn.org
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:13:28 -0800


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  Two new virus warnings from IPPN today, 2/18/01, with two different =
messages=20
  that read:
  "A Virtual Card for You",   or=20
  "An Internet Flower for You."=20
  DO NOT OPEN!  DELETE THEM!
                 (DETAILS BELOW.) =20

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  A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by=20
  Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/) and by McAfee=20
  (http://www.mcafee.com/)=20

  the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered yesterday=20
  afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed. This=20
  virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital=20
  information for its functioning are stored. This virus acts in the=20
  following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts=20
  on your list with the title "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as=20
  the supposed virtual card is opened, the computer freezes so that=20
  the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset=20
  button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus=20
  permanently destroying the hard disk.=20
  according to news broadcast by CNN (http://www.cnn.com/). This alert =
was=20
  received by an employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any=20
  mails with subject "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as you get=20
  the mail, delete it. Please pass on this mail to all your friends.=20
  Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather=20
  receive this 25 times than not at all.=20

  Also: Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was=20
  discovered recently. If you receive an email called "An Internet=20
  Flower For You", do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus=20
  removes all dynamic link libraries(.dll files) from your computer.=20
  Your computer will not be able to boot up.=20

  SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!=20

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<BLOCKQUOTE>Two new virus warnings from IPPN today, 2/18/01, with two=20
  different messages <BR>that read:<BR>"A Virtual Card for You", =
&nbsp;&nbsp;or=20
  <BR>"An Internet Flower for You." <BR>DO NOT OPEN! &nbsp;DELETE=20
  =
THEM!<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs=
p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(DETAILS=20
  BELOW.) =
&nbsp;<BR><BR>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D <BR><BR>A new virus has=20
  just been discovered that has been classified by <BR>Microsoft=20
  (http://www.microsoft.com/) and by McAfee <BR>(http://www.mcafee.com/) =

  <BR><BR>the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered yesterday =

  <BR>afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed. This =
<BR>virus=20
  simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital =
<BR>information=20
  for its functioning are stored. This virus acts in the <BR>following =
manner:=20
  It sends itself automatically to all contacts <BR>on your list with =
the title=20
  "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as <BR>the supposed virtual card is =
opened,=20
  the computer freezes so that <BR>the user has to reboot. When the =
ctrl+alt+del=20
  keys or the reset <BR>button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector =
Zero, thus=20
  <BR>permanently destroying the hard disk. <BR>according to news =
broadcast by=20
  CNN (http://www.cnn.com/). This alert was <BR>received by an employee =
of=20
  Microsoft itself. So don't open any <BR>mails with subject "A Virtual =
Card for=20
  You". As soon as you get <BR>the mail, delete it. Please pass on this =
mail to=20
  all your friends. <BR>Forward this to everyone in your address book. I =
would=20
  rather <BR>receive this 25 times than not at all. <BR><BR>Also: Intel=20
  announced that a new and very destructive virus was <BR>discovered =
recently.=20
  If you receive an email called "An Internet <BR>Flower For You", do =
not open=20
  it. Delete it right away! This virus <BR>removes all dynamic link=20
  libraries(.dll files) from your computer. <BR>Your computer will not =
be able=20
  to boot up. <BR><BR>SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!=20
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