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AFRIK-IT March 1997

Subject:

Re: Serious E-mail virus alert !!!!

From:

"Chavez, Paul" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

Date:

Fri, 14 Mar 1997 09:13:55 -0800

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from the NCSA:

Name : PenPal Greetings !
Type : Hoax
Status : Circulating

Background | Original Text


------------------------------------------------------------------------
Background :
PenPal Greetings is similar to both Good Times and Deeyenda in that it
advertises a new Trojan-Horse that appears to be a friendly letter that
boasts of some serious damage. You can read the original text below for
all the details.

**Note : As of yet, email messages can not execute themselves [Give em
time]. Depending on your email package, attachments may be able to be
executed, or opened when clicked on depending on their content and your
reader's configuration. Users should be aware that infected executables
and documents can be transmitted as attachments and should use typical
caution when recieving attachments.


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Original Text :


     FYI!

     Subject:  Virus Alert
     Importance:  High
     If anyone receives mail entitled: PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
it WITHOUT
     reading it.  Below is a little explanation of the message, and what
it would
     do to your PC if you were to read the message.  If you have any
questions or
     concerns please contact  SAF-IA Info Office on 697-5059.

     This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous
virus
     propogating 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
     interestedin 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 inbox, and who's
mail is in
     their inbox, and so on.  If this virus remains unchecked, 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 and 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!!!!




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Top Of Page | Background | Original Text | Back To Hoax Page

>----------
>From:  SIDNEY WRIGHT[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Friday, March 14, 1997 5:55 AM
>To:    [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Serious E-mail virus alert !!!!
>
>     Fellow africans
>
>     Read this.  It may save your PC.
>
>     Sidney Wright
>     >
>     >>----------
>     >>From:  David Bowman
>     >>Sent:  Monday, March 10, 1997 11:18 AM >>To:    All Employees
>     >>Subject:       FW: FWIW
>     >>
>     >>PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS!
>     >>
>     >>IMPORTANT:  PLEASE READ AND FORWARD >>
>     >>If anyone receives e-mail entitled: "PENPAL GREETINGS!", please
>     delete >>it WITHOUT reading it.
>     >>
>     >>This is a warning for all Internet users. >>
>     >>There is a dangerous virus propogating across the Internet
>through
>     an >>e-mail 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 havealready 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 whose e-mail address is
>     present in YOUR mailbox.  This will >>destroy your hard drive and
>     holds the potential to destroy the hard >>drive of anyone whose
>mail
>     is in your Inbox, and whose mail is in their >>Inbox 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!" WITHOUT reading >>it as soon
>as
>     you see it.  Also, pass this message along to all of your
>>>friends,
>     relatives and the 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 that this can be
>>>stopped.
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >
>     >--
>     >Christopher Braithwaite
>     >Emory University
>     >Dept. of Family & Preventive Medicine >
>
>     Marcy Alexander
>     Administrative Director
>     Provost's Office, Emory University
>     404 Administration Building
>     Atlanta, GA  30322
>     404/ 727-8792
>
>
>     "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open
>one."
>
>     Malcolm Forbes
>

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