NOBODY OPEN THAT ATTACHMENT!
The full story is available at:-
and also on the Network Associates (McAfee) site at:-
> BE AWARE, a new virus as described below:
> I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
> Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.
> The subject
> line is not constant as the message is a reply. The worm (named
> "zipped_files.exe") is attached, with a file size of 210,432 bytes.
> The file has a Winzip icon which is designed to fool unsuspecting
> users to run it as a self-extracting file. User who run this
> attachment will be presented with a fake error message that says
> "Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive. If this
> file is part of a ZIP format backup set, insert the last disk of the
> backup set and try again. Please press F1 for help."
> The virus
> then searches for all files and replaces them with 0 block files:
At 07:06 15/06/1999 +0200, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>Hi African !
>I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
>Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.
>WARNING: The remainder of this message has not been transferred.
>The estimated size of this message is 290881 bytes.
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Patrick O'Beirne B.Sc. M.A. FICS. Software Quality Consultant
PSP, TickIT, Y2K PC software assessment, euro(EMU) conversion
http://www.sysmod.com Tel: +353 (0)55 22294 Fax: 055 22297
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