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[IP] True Virus Alert is a Hoax!!



At 08:07 PM 9/3/2001 Kim Weiss wrote:
 >> > > Subject:      WORST EVER VIRUS (CNN announced)
 >> > > > > Importance:   High

This is a typical hoax. In fact any message you get that tells you to let 
as many people know as soon as possible should be suspect.

The quote below is from Symantec (makers of Norton AntiVirus):

>The Virtual Card for You is a hoax that should be ignored. The following 
>is the text that may be received as an email message:
>
>Virus Alert VIRUS WARNING To ALL INTERNET USERS:
>
>A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft 
>(www.microsoft.com) and by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) as the most destructive 
>ever!
>
>This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has 
>yet been developed.  This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard 
>disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

<blah, blah, blah>

Sam
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