RE: Virus Alert (fwd)

Danette -n- Murray Root (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 16:31:16 -0400

This is a hoax. Please DO NOT forward this type of message, as it causes serious problems for mail servers, which is the intent.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pattle Pun []
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 1997 3:38 PM
Cc: List Calvin
Subject: FW: Virus Alert (fwd)

>Subject: FW: Virus Alert
>Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 15:19:04 +0000
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Subject: Virus Alert
>>We have been notified that their is a VIRUS out in Cyber Space. Please
>>be on the lookout. The following is the message information and what to
>>look for and how to respond.
>>Thanks You
************** IBM GLOBAL SERVICES
>>SUBJECT: warning!!
>>WARNING!!!!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE
>>CREW" DO NOT open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send
>>this letter
>>out to as many people you can.......this is a new virus and not many
>>people know
>>about it! This information was received this morning from IBM, please
>>share it with anyone that might access the Internet. Also, If anyone
>>receives mail entitled;
>> "PENPAL GREETINGS!" please delete it WITHOUT reading it!! This is a
>>warning for all
>>Internet users there is a dangerous virus propagating across the
>>Internet through an e-mail
>>"PENPAL GREETINGS"!! This message appears to be a friendly letter
>>asking you if
>>you are interested in a penpal, but by the time you read this letter, it
>>is too late. The
>>trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot sector of your
>>hard drive, destroying
>>all of the data present. It is a self-replicating virus, and once the
>>message is read, it will
>>AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is present
>>in YOUR mailbox!
>>This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
>>DESTROY the hard drive
>>of anyone whose mail is in your in box, and who's mail is in their in
>>box and so on. If this
>>virus keeps getting passed, it has the potential to do a great deal of
>>DAMAGE to computer
>>networks worldwide!!!! Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL
>>soon as you see it! And pass this message along to all of your friends,
>>relatives and the
>>other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are on so
>>that they are not hurt
>>by this dangerous virus!!!! Please pass this along to everyone you know
>>so this can be
>>stopped. PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!!! WARNING!!!!!! There is a new
>>virus going
>>arround in the last couple of days!!! DO NOT open or even look at any
>>mail that you get that
>>says: "Returned or Unable to Deliver" This virus will attach itselfto
>>your computer components
>>and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that says
>>this. AOL has said
>>this is a very dangerous virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this
>>time, Please Be Careful, And forward
>>to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P. Forward this A.S.A.P. to every
>>single person you know!!!!!!!!!
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