VIRUS WARNING - If you havent heard about it.
- Dear Anyone who hasnt heard the news recently...
Don't open any email that says either JOKE in the title, or I LOVE YOU (or
similar) - delete, and delete from the trash as well. Also delete the
attachments if any.
I got one before I heard the news, via the USA (from a trainer's group ttch
ttch) - but as I am jaundiced and disbelieving in nature it got deleted
Read below for further details....
Apparently this rogue program copies one's address book and spams everyone
there with repeat messages, and has successfully choked up the Houses of
Parliament, and various big businesses. (What a shame)
EXTRACT FROM TODAY'S GUARDIAN - a UK Broad sheet.
Second 'love bug' threatens computers
Love bug virus creates worldwide chaos
A new strain of the virus that yesterday attacked computer systems across
the world has emerged. 'Love bug 2' is again email based, this time in the
form of an email with a joke attachment. Experts believe the new variant
has been devised by a "copycat" programmer using the ILOVEYOU virus as a
model. Love Bug 2 works in the same way, rapidly multiplying by sending
itself to all those listed in a user's email address book.
The email uses the comparatively common subject header: "fwd: Joke". It
contains no text but an attachment called "very funny.vbs", which, if
downloaded, triggers the damaging virus.
The original virus appears in emails as "ILOVEYOU", enticing users to open
the message, only to paralyse their e-mail systems. One of its variants
uses the phrase "fw: joke" in the subject line. Another has a subject line
that reads "Susitikim shi vakara kavas puodukui...", which is Lithuanian
for "Let's meet this evening for coffee...".