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.
Preston Littleton ( email@example.com
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:38
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
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!!!!!
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
Someone is sending out a screensaver of the "Budweiser Frogs"
you download it, you will loose everything!! Your hard drive will crash and
someone on the Internet will get your screen name and password!!
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
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
Ontario Provincial Police
Anti - Rackets