Fw: [Fwd: A new virus]

Mark Brown msbrown at cwcom.net
Tue Jan 16 17:11:08 GMT 2001

> ----- Forwarded by Ayman Jallad/Partners/lb/Jallad on 10/01/01 10:28 AM
> 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.
> This virus acts  in the following manner: It sends itself automatically
> to
> all contacts  on
> your list with the title "A Virtual Card for  You". As soon as the
> supposed
> virtual card is opened, the  computer freezes so that the user has to
> reboot.
> When the ctrl+alt+del keys  or the reset button are pressed, the virus
> destroys Sector Zero, thus  permanently destroying the hard disk.
> Yesterday in just a few hours this  virus caused panic in New York,
> according
> to news broadcast by CNN (www.cnn.com ). This alert  was received by an
> employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with  subject "A
> Virtual
> Card for You".  As soon as you get the mail, delete it.

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