VIRUS ALERT

Daniel O'Connell dpoconnell at SPAMphilosophers.net
Thu May 4 10:58:50 MDT 2000


Wow...A truly clever 'bait' for a virus...
Daniel
OCONNELL at CUA.EDU

"People all over the world / People all over the world / People all over the world are
starving...just for affection..." ---The Modern Lovers
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Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 11:30:23
From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
Subject: VIRUS ALERT

>'I Love You' E-Mail Virus Attacks
>Computer Systems World-Wide
>Dow Jones Newswires
>
>
>HONG KONG -- A computer virus spread by e-mail messages bearing the
>title "I Love You" spread through Asian businesses Thursday
>afternoon, and appeared to be quickly tainting computer systems
>world-wide.
>
>If the attachment holding the virus is opened, the virus apparently
>multiplies by finding other e-mail addresses and prompting the
>computer to generate new e-mail. Victims sometimes receive dozens of
>e-mail messages, all contaminated with the virus.
>
>The virus, which appeared in Hong Kong late Thursday afternoon,
>seemed to particularly hit, among other businesses, public relations
>firms and investment banks. Dow Jones and the Asian Wall Street
>Journal offices in Asia were among its victims.
>
>In Hong Kong, Nomura International Ltd. is receiving the e-mail
>virus, an analyst said. The virus has created a lot of damage in
>Nomura's London office, he said. "It just multiplies through the
>system and eradicates whole address books," the analyst said.
>
>Simon Flint, currency strategist at Bank of America in Singapore,
>said he has received e-mail messages warning him of the virus but
>hasn't received the actual virus.
>
>Louis Proyect
>
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