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Subject: Virus allert
From: Ricardo Santos <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 12 Dec 1996 17:47:57 -0100

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I received this message today:

Subject:  Virus Alert
>>>Importance:  High
>>>If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete it
>>>WITHOUT reading it.  Below is a little explanation of the message, and
>>>what it would do to your PC if you were to read the message.  If you
>>>any questions or concerns please contact  SAF-IA Info Office on
>>>This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous virus
>>>propogating across the internet through an e-mail message entitled
>>>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
>>>your inbox, and who's mail is in their inbox, and so on.  If this virus
>>>remains unchecked, it has the potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to
>>>computer networks worldwide!!!!
>>>Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as you
>>>see it!  And pass this message along to all of your friends and
>>>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!!!!

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