Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:21:04 -0400
From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM
Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 05:47:54 -0700
From: Frederick Harriman fredh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ORO.NET
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To: Multiple recipients of list HONYAKU HONYAKU[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]eva.dc.LSOFT.COM
Subject: VIRUS ALERT!!!
I received this from an aqcuaintance that works at NETSCAPE. Watch out!
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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 23:45:19 -0800 Subject: Beware of Virus
Subject: VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY Date: Mon, 09 Oct 95
From: Robert Kaplan
There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If you
receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT read
the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the messages below.
Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "good times" nation-wide.
If you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It has a virus
that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it. Please
becareful and forward this mail to anyone you care about--I have.
WARNING!!!!!!!!!: INTERNET VIRUS
The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of major
importance to any regular user of the InterNet. Apparently, a new computer
virus has been engineered by a user of America Online that is unparalleled
in its destructive capability. Other, more well-known viruses such as
Stoned, Airwolf, and Michaelangelo pale in comparison to the prospects of
this newest creation by a warped mentality. What makes this virus so
terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that no program needs to be
eeexchangedfor a new computer to be infected. It can be spread through the
existing e-mail systems of the InterNet. Once a computer is infected, one
of ssseveralthings can happen. If the computer contains a hard drive, that
will most likely be destroyed. If the program is not stopped, the
computer's processor will be placed in an nth-complexity infinite binary
loop - which can severely damage the processor if left running that way too
long. Unfortunately, most novice computer users will not realize what is
happening until it is far too late. Luckily, there is one sure means of
detecting what is now known as the "Good Times" virus. It always travels
tttonew computers the same way in a text e-mail message with the subject
line reading simply "Good Times". Avoiding infection is easy once the file
has been received - not reading it. The act of loading the file into the
mail server's ASCII buffer causes the "Good Times" mainline program to
initialize and execute. The program is highly intelligent - it will send
copies of itself to everyone whose e-mail address is contained in a
received-mail file or a sent- mail file, if it can find one. It will then
proceed to trash the computer it is running on. The bottom line here is -
if you receive a file with the subject line "Good Times", delete it
immediately! Do not read it! Rest assured that whoever's name was on
the"From:" line was surely struck by the virus. Warn your friends and local
system users of this newest threat to the InterNet! It could save them a
lot of time and money.
Pete Johnson e-mail: petej[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]garnet.berkeley.edu
Daniel F. Twum email: kudjo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]netscape.com