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Re: [hostapix] VIRUS ALERT?

California IBM Hoax

The following messages have been sent out by email. They are both copies of the same hoax. This "virus" does not exist.

The hoax messages includes the following "warning":

Another new virus has been discovered. It arrives in an e-mail titled "California IBM". Microsoft has announced that it is very bad, worse than "Love Letter". There is no remedy or cure. It will consume all the information in the hard drive, and will destroy Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not open anything with this title, and pass this message on to your e-mail contacts. Right now not many people know about this, so please pass it on as quickly as possible.
Thank you.

Preston Littleton ( plittleton@ce.net )
Seaford DE
zone 7


----- Original Message -----
From: WiN
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:38 PM
Subject: [hostapix] VIRUS ALERT?

ah'DUNNO if this is for real, or just jokers at play, but I thought y'all should see this? Bill Nash
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 03:29:59 -0500
Hello: Just passing a very important message that you also need too pass along too for friends that we got from our friends O.P.P. Investigations Unit.....VERY SERIOUS!!!!!
DATED: January/23/2001
There is a new virus being sent by e-mail under the name:
Microsoft has confirmed that the virus is stronger than the "Love Letter" virus. There is no way to save the problem with this virus, which will wipe all information from your hard disc and destroys Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer. Do not open any e-mail with this name, send this warning to all your e-mail contacts.
Only few are aware of this virus, so please convey as soon as possible.....
ALSO: Read Immediately And Pass On.
Someone is sending out a screensaver of the "Budweiser Frogs"
If you download it, you will loose everything!! Your hard drive will crash and someone on the Internet will get your screen name and password!!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! This just went into circulation yesterday..... Please distribute the message...This is a new, very malicious virus not many are aware of. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft.
Please share it with anyone that might access the Internet. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that at this time there is no remedy.....
Terry (TJ) Rorke
Detective Sargeant
Ontario Provincial Police
Investigations Bureau
Anti - Rackets Section

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