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Email warning about viruses

Email warning about viruses

Postby phileysmiley » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:36 pm

I got this in an email. I normally don't pay much attention to them let alone post it here but it's from someone who is actually a very prominent attorney:
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 11:53 AM


TWO SUBJECT LINES TO BEWARE OF :

Just verified this with Snopes and it is REAL. ALSO WENT TO TRUTH OR FICTION, IT'S on their site also.

PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE you know !

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

1.) If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' or 'Osama Hanged' , don't open the Attachment!!!!

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel .

Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

2.) You should be alert during the next few days:
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch 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, that is why you should 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 e-mail called 'invitation', though sent 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.

SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!!!
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Postby markcynt » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:12 pm

Looks very similar to this.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/olympic-torc ... -hoax.html

What's the point?

I guess it's better then a real virus.

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Postby phileysmiley » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:15 pm

markcynt wrote:Looks very similar to this.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/olympic-torc ... -hoax.html

What's the point?

I guess it's better then a real virus.

Mark

Thanks! I did a "reply all" and let all the poor gullible friends and relatives know that it's a hoax.

My brother (the prominent attorney) ought to know better).
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