Dátum: 1998. június 18., csütörtök (06:37 UT) |
Feladó: Brlas Pal |
Tárgy: Nem vírus |
A "Win a Holiday" a szokásos tréfa vírus.
Symantec Antivirus Center közleménye:
Win a Holiday
Infection length: Hoax
Area of infection: Hoax
Region reported: Online
Target platform: Hoax
Trigger date: Hoax
Win a Holiday is not a virus. It is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist.
There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to "Win a
Holiday." It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer
users. In addition, it is a mild variant of the "Join the Crew" hoax (form 4).
The hoax message includes the following "warning:"
VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!
If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" DO NOT open it. It will
erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out as many people
as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know
about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft;
please share it with everyone that might access the Internet. Once again,
pass this along to EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be
stopped. Also, do not open or even look at any mail that says "RETURNED OR
UNABLE TO DELIVER" This virus will attach itself to your computer
components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that
say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there
is NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice cautionary measures and
forward this to all your online friends ASAP.
Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass
on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves
only to further propagate it.