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Subject:Re: VIRUS ALERT From:Mike Bygrave <bygravem -at- INTUITIVE -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Mon, 9 Dec 1996 13:19:35 -0000
Is this another hoax, or is it now possible to forward a virus in a mail message? Everyone I've spoken to says it can't be done - the only way to send a virus via email is as an attachment. Does anyone have a definitive answer?
Mike Bygrave (bygravem -at- intuitive -dot- co -dot- uk)
Standard disclaimer - please don't sue me.
"I like deadlines. I like the whooshing sound
they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams
From: Beverley Henderson[SMTP:n6k -at- COSMAIL4 -dot- CTD -dot- ORNL -dot- GOV]
Sent: 04 June 1992 11:52
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: VIRUS ALERT
Steve, Russel, et al,
I'm passing this along for your information.
------- Forwarded Message
Subject: Virus Alert
If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
reading it. Below is a little explanation of the message, and what
do to your PC if you were to read the message. If you have any
concerns please contact SAF-IA Info Office on 697-5059.
This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous
propogating across the internet through an e-mail message entitled
GREETINGS!". DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "PENPAL
This message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are
in a penpal, but by the time you read this letter, it is too late.
"trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot sector of
drive, destroying all of the data present. It is a self-replicatin
g 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
the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your inbox, and who's
mail is in
their inbox, and so on. If this virus remains unchecked, it has
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,
other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are on,
they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!