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Yet another internet hoax.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/vh10053.asp

Quoted from the NAI hoax library:
>                               Profile
> 
>                               Name
>                               Guts to Say Jesus
> 
>                               Aliases
>                               Unknown
>        
>                               Variants
>                               None
>        
>                               Date Added
>                               1/22/99
>
>                               Information
>                               Origin:N/A
>                               Length:N/A
>                               Type:Hoax
>                               SubType:E-mail
>                               Risk Assessment:Low
> 
>                               Characteristics
> 
>                               AVERT HOAX Notice!!
>
>                               NAI Labs AVERT would like to inform you of a new email
>                               HOAX.
> 
>                               This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no
>                               other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as
>                               the initial email states. AVERT has not received any
>                               report of a user's hard drive being erased for opening the
>                               email.
> 
>                               We are advising users who receive the email to delete it
>                               and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX
>                               propagates.
> 
>                               Below is the actual text from the message that may be
>                               received via email.
> 
>                               VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!!
> 
>                               If you receive an email titled "It Takes Guts to Say
>                               'Jesus'" do NOT open
> 
>                               it. It will erase everything on your hard drive.
> 
> 
> 
>                               This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people
>                               know about it.
> 
>                               This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM;
>                               please share
> 
>                               it with everyone that might access the internet. Once
>                               again, pass this
> 
>                               along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be
>                               stopped.
> 
> 
> 
>                               Also, do not open or even look at any mail that says
>                               "RETURNED OR UNABLE
> 
>                               TO DELIVER." This virus will attach itself to your
>                               computer components
> 
>                               and render them useless.
> 
> 
> 
>                               Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has
>                               said that this
> 
>                               is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for
>                               it at this
> 
>                               time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this
>                               to all your
> 
>                               online friends ASAP.
> 
>                               __________________________________
> 
>                               - This is the end of the email message -
> 
>                               Again if you receive this email delete the it and DO NOT
>                               pass it on
> 
>                               AVERT
> 
>                               A Division of NAI Labs
> 
>                               Symptoms
>                               Not Available...
> 
>                               Method Of Infection
>                               Not Available...
> 
>                               Removal Instructions
>                               Not Available...

-- 
Charles Hamilton, EIT                   Graduate Student Researcher     
Department of Civil and                 Phone: 949.824.8694
    Environmental Engineering           FAX:   949.824.2117 
University of California, Irvine        Email: chamilto(--nospam--at)eng.uci.edu