[Northkeep] OT: Possible Virus Scare
rockmeamadeo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 17:02:21 PST 2007
This is actually a Hoax and has been circulating in one form or
another for many years.
Symantec's site verifies that this is only a hoax. Their summary can
be found at:
Virtual Scribe to Northkeep
On Nov 9, 2007 9:17 PM, Vanessa Goins <ly_isabela at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey folks, I just received this message from a friend who means well, but I'm not sure this for real or not. Usually when something like this crops up Pug sends a message to the known universe. Has anyone heard anything about this?
> I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus so I believe this is real.
> I checked snopes.com , and it is for real.
> Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.
> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment Entitled "Invitation," regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens an Olympic Torch which "burns"the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
> If you receive a mail called "Invitation," even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it. Shut down your computer immediately.
> This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
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