Melentie Pandilovski on Thu, 10 Apr 1997 08:23:08 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> Bad Virus

This is a message from our System Engineer Krume Dolnenec.


     Bad Virus!!  Beware everyone!

     This information was received this morning from IBM, please share
     it with anyone that might access the Internet:

     If anyone receives e-mail entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" please
     delete it WITHOUT READING IT!!  This is a warning for all
     Internet users - there is a dangerous virus propagating across
     the Internet through an e-mail message entitled "PENPAL

     message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are
     interested in a penpal, but by the time you read the letter, it
     is too late. The "trojan horse" virus will have already infected
     the boot sector of your hard drive, destroying all of the data
     present.  It is a self- replicating virus, and once the message
     is read, it will AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone whose
     e-mail address is present in YOUR mailbox!

     This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential
     to DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose 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!!!!

     Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" AS SOON
     AS YOU SEE IT! Pass this message along to all of your friends and
     other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are
     on so that they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!

     Please pass this along to everyone you know so this can be


Melentie Pandilovski
assistant director

Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje
Ruzveltova 34
91000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Tel/Fax: 389.91.361.855
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