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This would be a Virus hoax.  Take a look at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/virtual.card.for.you.html

HTH,

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, David Mc Swiney wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> >From: Pierce Currid
> >To: "Age (E-mail)" , "Al (E-mail)" , "Deco (E-mail)" , "Don Oconnor
> (E-mail)" , "Eamon (E-mail)" , "Funboy Collins (E-mail)" , "G Thang
> (E-mail)" , "Johnny (E-mail)" , "Maco (E-mail)" , "McSpank (E-mail)" ,
> "Nev (E-mail)" , "Ro (E-mail)" , "Senor Kidney (E-mail)" , "Shagriera
> (E-mail)" , "Sparky (E-mail)" , "Squire (E-mail)" , "SteveK (E-mail)" ,
> "Teeeeeeeeeeeezer (E-mail)"
> >Subject: FW: Worst virus ever...
> >Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 14:13:51 -0000
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: McEvoy, Mark [mailto:Mark.McEvoy(--nospam--at)EAGLESTARLIFE.IE]
> >Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 2:10 PM
> >To: 'Ciara Bollard'; 'Conal.Mangan(--nospam--at)fund.bisys.com'; 'Decko'; 'Dyltante
> >gilante Filante.'; 'Edwardo di Graucho'; 'Gaius Gregorious'; 'H'Laddy
> >H'Luffy'; 'Jeff Jaffer'; 'jonathan oriordan'; 'Mavid Denton'; 'Philly
> >(hotmail)'; 'Pierce'; 'Reido'; 'Revington Steel'; 'Rivaldo'; 'Seamus';
> >'Sparky'; 'Squire'; 'Tracy'; 'Wallnut'; 'wx'
> >Subject: Worst virus ever...
> >
> >
> >Subject:  WORST VIRUS EVER...CNN ANNOUNCED
> >
> >PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST !!
> >
> >A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by
> >Microsoft as the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered
> yesterday
> >afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet ! been developed. This virus
> >simply destroys  Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information
> for
> >its functioning are stored.
> >
> >This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically
> to
> >all contacts on your list with the title  "A Card for You".
> >
> >As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened, the computer freezes so
> that
> >the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button
> are
> >pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the
> >hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New
> >York, according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an
> >employee
> >of Microsoft itself.
> >So don't open any mails with subject:  "A Virtual Card for You."
> >As soon as you get the mail, delete it!!  Even if you know the sender!!!
> >P
> > lease pass this mail to all of your friends.
> >
> >Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people,
> like
> >myself, would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.
> > > Mark McEvoy
> > > Group Risk
> > > Telephone : 00-1-353-7992762
> > > E-Mail : Mark.McEvoy(--nospam--at)eaglestarlife.ie
> >
> >
> >Visit our website at : http://www.eaglestarlife.ie/
> >
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