Virus

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:!: Hi all, :!:

One of our members just emailed me this, so be warned...

Quote:

WORST VIRUS EVER --- CNN ANNOUNCED
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:
"A Card for You".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York , according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it !!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.



If you didn't know, there have been a spate of "greeting card" subject headings being sent via email recently. Most require you to click an embedded link, which then claims to show you the message...

DON'T BELIEVE IT..... it's a scam, so if you don't know/recognise who sent it, DELETE IT straight away.
 
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still21inmymind said:
:!: Hi all, :!:

One of our members just emailed me this, so be warned...

Quote:

WORST VIRUS EVER --- CNN ANNOUNCED
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:
"A Card for You".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York , according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it !!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.



If you didn't know, there have been a spate of "greeting card" subject headings being sent via email recently. Most require you to click an embedded link, which then claims to show you the message...

DON'T BELIEVE IT..... it's a scam, so if you don't know/recognise who sent it, DELETE IT straight away.
Relax, it's a hoax.


http://www.sophos.com/security/hoaxes/virtualcard.html
 

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