[CR]NEW Virus alert

(Example: Framebuilders)

From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <Pine.GSU.4.21.0112061010140.27802-100000@garcia.efn.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 02:14:17 -0600
Subject: [CR]NEW Virus alert

A similar but distinct virus hit my company's network this week. Like the badtrans virus it has an infected attachment, usually with a .scr extention, and sends itself to your address book members, so recipients think it is from someone they know. However, this one starts with "Hi" and suggests you open the really neat screen saver attached. You would think by now we would all be smart enough not to open an unsolicited screen saver, even if it seems to be from someone we know. However, a lot of people at my office opened it. I must have gotten two dozen infected messages from within the building. Fortunately the IS department had temporarily cut off internet email, updated the firewall and broadcast email and voice mail warnings to everyone, so I deleted all the messages without harm.

Be very suspicious of messages starting with "Hi", even from known senders. And (need I say it?) don't open unsolited screen savers.


Jerry Moos

Houston (80 deg yesterday) TX