kb at 2bits.com
Mon May 24 14:15:29 EDT 2010
Any email that asks for forwarding is suspect, and has to be verified.
It is on Snopes here
And on Urban Legends here
Smells like a hoax ...
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Shane <shane.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> This was sent to me by a business associate I trust completely so I am
> assuming that the threat is real. .
> Be aware.
> VIRUS COMING!
> Hi All,
> I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this
> I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around
> to your contacts ASAP.
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with
> an attachment entitled POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK, regardless of who sent it to
> you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole
> hard disc C of your computer.
> This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in
> his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to
> all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to
> receive the virus and open it.
> If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a
> friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the
> worst virus announced by CNN.
> It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
> This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet
> for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the
> Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
> COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT
> TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US
> I have verified none of this personally and do not know if it is specific
> to MS systems.
> It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in
> the dog.
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