Media Resources Center
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
FWD>Virus Warning 97-08-14 10:01:49
Another Virus to look out for. Please share this message with anyone on your mail list.
Date: 8/14/97 10:59 AM
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 23:54:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: E-Skate News "Virus Warning"
This information was received this morning from IBM, 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 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 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 can be stopped.
PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!!