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Here's another warning!

Thor A Tandy P.Eng
Victoria BC
Canada
e-mail: vicpeng(--nospam--at)sprint.ca
 
 
> From: IT Branch
> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 12:36 PM
> To: DL-AENV; DL-SRD
> Subject: IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION - VIRUS ALERT
> Importance: High
>
> IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION - VIRUS ALERT
>
> Be advised that a new computer virus (WORM_GONE.A) surfaced on the
> Internet this morning. Although the first reported cases were less than
> six hours ago, some departmental email accounts have already received
> infected messages and attachments inadvertently opened. This is a reminder
> to exercize extreme caution when opening email attachments from dubious
> sources.
>
> An upgrade to our antivirus software was applied as soon as it was made
> available, approximately an hour ago. As a result, any infected email
> messages handled by our email severs following the upgrade are being
> disinfected. However, infected emails sent prior to the upgrade may still
> be stored unopened in departmental email boxes. Opening the email will not
> release this virus. Opening the attachment will.
>
> If you think that your workstation has been affected, please contact you
> local IT support person.
>
> For further information on this destructive virus please see the attached:
> This worm arrives via email as the attachment GONE.SCR. The file is packed
> using the UPX packer program and is compiled using Visual Basic.
> The worm arrives in an email with the following:
> Subject: Hi
> Message Body: How are you ?
> When I saw this screensaver, I immediately thought about you
> I am in a hurry, I promise you will love it!
> Attachment: GONE.SCR
>
> Trend Micro website with a detailed description:
>
> http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_GONE.A

>
> ___________________________________
>
> George Cser
> Alberta Environment/
>  Sustainable Resource Development
> Tel: (780) 427-8030
> Fax: (780) 415-6234
> Email: george.cser(--nospam--at)gov.ab.ca
> ___________________________________
>