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- ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:06:19 -0400 (EDT) From: Tom Hodge <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Tom Hodge <email@example.com> Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: Virus Alert READ IMMEDIATELY!!!] (fwd) Friends, I have been told this is a legitimate warning. Rgds, Tom > Worldgram: Virus Alert READ IMMEDIATELY!! > This information was received from IBM Corporation; please share it > with anyone that might access the Internet. > 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 message entitled "PENPAL > GREETINGS!". ========================================================================== > DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR ACCESS ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "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 > already 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 GREETINGS!" as 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 virus can be > stopped!