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Deadly Virus !!!



Book Arts gang,
>
>The following is an internal IBM communique about a virus (thus I would
>presume this to be real and not a variation of the Good Times hoax).
>
>Forewarned is forearmed.
>
Charles
>
>*** Forwarding note from RADFORD --RHQVM14  04/09/96 13:42 ***
>To: TSS Service Planning - Raleigh
>
>From: B. L. Radford
>      Information Center Analyst
>      8-571-5026 / (919) 461-5026
>SUBJECT: Deadly Virus !!!
>
>FYI - be sure to read !!!
>
>From: R. L. Bond, Consultant Liaison
>      SystemView Information Bureau
>      Dept/H15 Bldg/503 Loc/B324
>Subject: FYI - DO NOT DOWNLOAD PKZIP300
>fyi
>
>
>         DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF THE
>         EXTENSION!!!
>
>
>WARNING!!!!! Read the following and take note for those of you who
>access
>the web and ftp sites. . . BE WARE!!!  Notify your friends and family
>and
>total strangers too!!!  We don't want to deal with anything like this
>what-so-ever!!!
>>>>
>
>>>>Hi all,
>We work closely with the military and received this message from a very
>reliable source in DC this morning.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         A NEW Trojan Horse Virus has emerged on the internet with the
>name
>         PKZIP300.ZIP, so named as to give the impression that this
>file is
>         a new version of the PKZIP software used to "ZIP" (compress)
>files.
>
>         DO NOT DOWNLOAD this file under any circumstances!!! If you
>install
>         or expand this file, the virus WILL wipe your hard disk clean
>and
>         affect modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an extremely
>destructive
>         virus and there is NOT yet a way of cleaning up this one.
>
>        REPEAT: DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF
>THE
>        EXTENSION!!!
>
>Thanks,
>John Scheible
>scheible@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>Regards,
>Bill
>
>


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