Fw: Virus Protection
Aug 25, 1997 05:05 PM
by A. Safron
> From: Bermingham Charles E <email@example.com>
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: FW: Virus Protection
> Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 1:41 PM
> Here's a "definitive" message regarding those virus reports we get from
> time to tome.
> >From: Haile Thomas N
> >Sent: Monday, August 25, 1997 12:59 PM
> >To: Owens Robert; Salerno Lou; Johnson Craig; Clark Tamika J; Feign
> >Cory; Bermingham Charles E; Richardson Dave
> >Subject: FW: Virus Protection
> >Bob Saigh sent me this after the "virus" email went out. I thought I
> >would share it with you .
> >From: Saigh Robert
> >Sent: Monday, August 25, 1997 5:26 PM
> >To: Haile Thomas N
> >Subject: RE: Virus Protection
> >FYI, from a recent Don Crabb column ...
> >E-mail suffers growing epidemic of bogus virus reports
> >August 17, 1997
> >BY DON CRABB COMPUTER COLUMNIST
> >Q. A friend just warned me about an e-mail virus that shows up as
> >having a SUBJECT line of ``JOIN THE CREW.'' According to him, I should
> >not open it, but should delete it immediately. He tells me that opening
> >the message will lock my mouse and keyboard, then it will wipe out my
> >hard drive. How can I protect myself from this virus?
> >A. You can't, because it's a hoax. No such virus exists. It seems that
> >the joy of sending idiotic e-mail about bogus viruses has now become a
> >sport rivaling the creation of real viruses and other virtual pests.
> >You can read about more such e-mail hoaxes at the Department of
> >Energy's computer advisory site,
> >www.ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html#join crew, which details hoaxes
> >with names such as PKZ300, Irina, Good Times, Good Times Spoof,
> >Deeyenda, Ghost, PenPal, Greetings!, Make Money Fast, NaughtyRobot,
> >AOL4Free, as well as Join the Crew. You can also find information on
> >Internet Chain Letters, another virtual nuisance, at
> >Chicago Sun-Times computer columnist Don Crabb writes Sunday, Tuesday,
> >Thursday and Friday. He can be heard regularly on the Steve Dahl show
> >from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WCKG-FM (105.9). He can be reached at:
> >From: Haile Thomas N
> >Sent: Monday, August 25, 1997 12:19 PM
> >To: ***EVERYONE
> >Cc: Feign Cory; valcom1
> >Subject: Virus Protection
> >A message was sent this morning concerning the potential of disk damage
> >from a computer virus hidden in a "pen pal" email .
> >Our current virus protection would be able to protect us from this type
> >of virus. But we also suspect that this message which was sent from an
> >AOL user was sent out a few months ago as well .
> >In any case if such a virus were to make it's way into our network we
> >are confident that our current virus protection would eradicate the
> >computer virus .
> >I want to assure everyone that there is no threat to our security and
> >would like to request that if you have concerns about a virus or if you
> >receive a warning about a virus and would like to pass that information
> >along to others please send that information to the help desk in the
> >name of :
> >Tamika Clark
> >Cory Feign
> >Charles Bermingham
> >David Richardson
> >Thomas Haile
> >One of us will be sure to receive your information and if there is a
> >need to inform the rest of the ADA staff we will be happy to do so .
> > Thank You
> >Thomas N. Haile
> >Network Operations Manager
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