INC NEWS - Re: [durhaminc] Fw: URGENT ! ! !
bragin at nc.rr.com
Thu Feb 3 19:05:42 EST 2005
ummm, actually, this isn't a real threat.
from Symantec, publishers of Norton Utilities.
Guts to Say Jesus Hoax
Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages
regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause
Also Known As :
RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER
This is not a virus; it is a hoax, and it should be ignored. The
following are three known varients of this hoax:
the website then goes on to list the three slightly different emails
that are currently circulating around this hoax.
To my knowledge there is no executable code that is capable of
hijacking both macintosh and Windows machines.
On Thursday, February 3, 2005, at 06:27 PM, FRED FOSTER JR wrote:
> PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR.
> 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 information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states
> that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than
> "Melissa," and that there is NO Remedy for it at this time.
> Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function
> from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on
> the hard drive.
> It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
> Internet Explorer.
> It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers.
> This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it.
> Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book ! and please
> share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat maybe
> Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have
> access to your computer. Forward this warning to everyone that you
> know that might access the Internet.
> Joyce L. Bober
> IBM Information Systems
> Pittsburgh Mailing Systems
> 412 - 922-8744
> The pathway to Heaven begins at the foot of the cross.
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