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>>>>Subject: (Fwd) Virus Alert (fwd)

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>>>>     Here is the latest virus scare. 

>>>>     

>>>>     Bernhard

>>>>     

>>>>     !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>>>     ** High Priority **

>>>>     

>>>>      This information was received from IBM, please share it with anyone   

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>>>>     > that might access the Internet:                                      

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>>>>     >                                                                      

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>>>>     > If anyone receives e-mail entitled; PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete 

>>>>     it  

>>>>     > WITHOUT reading it.  ON NO ACCOUNT BE TEMPTED TO OPEN AND

>>>>     READ THE      

>>>>     >MESSAGE.                                                              

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>>>>     >                                                                      

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>>>>     > This is a warning for all Internet users.  There  is a dangerous 

>>>>     virus  

>>>>     > propagating across the Internet through an e-mail  message entitled  

>>>>        

>>>>     >"PENPAL  GREETINGS!". 

>>>>     > DO NOT OPEN ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "PENPAL GREETINGS!".           

>>>>           

>>>>     > The message appears to be a  friendly letter asking you if you are   

>>>>       

>>>>     > interested in a penpal, but by the time you open it to read it , it 

>>>>     is 

>>>>     >too                                                                   

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>>>>     > late. The "trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot   

>>>>       

>>>>     >sector                                                                

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>>>>     > of your hard drive, destroying all of the data present.  It is a     

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>>>>     > self-propagating virus, and once  the message is read, it will       

>>>>       

>>>>     > AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone  whose e-mail address is

>>>>     present

>>>>     >in                                                                    

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>>>>     > YOUR mailbox. This virus will destroy your hard                      

>>>>       

>>>>     > drive, and holds the potential  to  destroy the hard drive of anyone 

>>>>       

>>>>     >whose                                                                 

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>>>>     > mail is in your in box,  and whose mail is in their in box and so 

>>>>     on.  

>>>>     >If                                                                    

>>>>       

>>>>     > this virus keeps getting  passed, it has the potential to do a great 

>>>>       

>>>>     >deal

>>>>     >     

>>>>     >  of damage to computer networks worldwide.                           

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>>>>     >                                                                      

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>>>>     >  Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon  as

>>>>     you 

>>>>       

>>>>     >  see it.   And pass this message along to all of your friends, 

>>>>     relatives 

>>>>     

>>>>       

>>>>     >  and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you

>>>>     are 

>>>>       

>>>>     >  on.                                                                 

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>>>>     > Information Systems Asset Management                                 

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>>>>     > CERT  - Computer Emergency Response Team - Lead                      

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>>>>     > Lockheed-Martin Federal Systems - Gaithersburg, Maryland             

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>>>>     > Commerical 301- 240-6295                                             

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