File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9806, message 10


Subject: "WIN A HOLIDAY" is a known virus HOAX!
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 12:03:15 GMT


Wayne,

It's another Hoax Wayne. You can and should always check these things
out before spreadint them around. I found yours listed here:
http://www.ncsa.com/services/consortia/anti-virus/alerthoax.html

There are a few other places that keep track of these things:
http://www.datafellows.com/news/hoax.htm
http://www.kumite.com/myths/
http://www.av.ibm.com/BreakingNews/HypeAlert/
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html

The last three are good places to know about.

I said a month or so ago that we should have A FAQ on this for new
members.



On 3 Jun 98 09:12:27 GMT, wayne-AT-cl.aoyama.ac.jp (Wayne Pounds) wrote:

>To: foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu, fxa2424-AT-msn.com
>From: aoliai-AT-students.wisc.edu
>Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 23:12:58 -0500
>
>>Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 23:06:15 -0500
>>To: vacirca-AT-charm.net(robert brown)
>>From: aoliai-AT-students.wisc.edu
>>
>>If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" DO NOT open it. 
>>>  It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter 
>>>  out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious 
>>>  virus and not many people know about it. This information was 
>>>  announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; please share it with 
>>>  everyone that might access the internet.
>>>
>>>  Once again, pass this along to everyone in your address book so 
>>>  that this may be stopped.
>>>
>>
>>


   

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