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Re: Fwd: INTERNET VIRUS ALERT

From: Ladd Hanson <ladd@pcl-a56.lib.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 11:06:47 -0600 (CST)
To: Fell_Travis/dal11_tjfell@dal.mobil.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.OSF.3.91.950331110606.18239D-100000@pcl-a56.lib.utexas.edu>

April Fools is tomorrow, right?

Ladd

On Fri, 31 Mar 1995 Fell_Travis/dal11_tjfell@dal.mobil.com wrote:

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> Today (3/30/95) I received a copy of an e-mail from Hughes Aircraft
> Company via Moorpark College and the City of Ventura regarding a new 
> virus
> called GOOD TIMES that originated from someone on AOL.
> 
> This virus, when activated, is extremely destructive and, the e-mail
> states, "is unparalled in its capability...other more well-known viruses
> such as Stoned, Airwolf and Michaelangelo pale in comparison..."
> 
> The virus can be detected as an e-mail message with the subject line
> reading "Good Times."  If you receive a piece of e-mail with Good Times 
> as
> the subject, DO NOT READ IT...DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.
> 
> The virus is launched when the e-mail is loaded into the mail server's
> ASCII buffer and it is highly intelligent...it will send copies of 
> itself
> to everyone whose e-mail addess is contained in the received-mail file 
> or
> sent-mail file, if it can find one.  Once a computer is infected, one of
> several things can happen.  The hard drive will most likely be 
> destroyed. 
> If the program is not stopped, the computer's processor will be placed 
> in
> an nth-complexity infinite binary loop which can severly damage the
> processor.
> 
> REMEMBER...if you receive a piece of e-mail with the subject called Good
> Times, DO NOT READ IT...DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.
> 
> 
> -- 
> raley@rain.org
> ventura, California
> 
> 
> 
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Received on Friday, 31 March 1995 12:05:47 UTC

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