Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/16

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Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: Virus Alert READ IMMEDIATELY!!!] (fwd)
From: Tom Hodge <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:07:52 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:06:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tom Hodge <>
To: Tom Hodge <>
Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: Virus Alert READ IMMEDIATELY!!!] (fwd)


I have been told this is a legitimate warning.



>      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


> 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!