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FYI - POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VIRUS THREAT (CA Inc.)

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    FYI - below a citation from CA alert e-mail ... Virus Alert To Be Issued On PR News Wire 3.19.01 Immediately Contact: Rita O Brien, (631) 342-6687 or
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      FYI - below a citation from CA alert e-mail
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      Virus Alert To Be Issued On PR News Wire 3.19.01 Immediately

      Contact: Rita O'Brien, (631) 342-6687 or Rita.Obrien@...
      COMPUTER ASSOCIATES WARNS OF POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VIRUS THREAT

      ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 19, 2001 - Computer Associates International, Inc.
      (CA) today warned of the Injustice eMail worm (also known as VBS/Injustice),
      which appears to be politically motivated. CA> '> s global antivirus
      researchers are classifying the risk of this email worm as medium risk.
      eMails with the virus would have the subject line:

      "RE:Injustice" and a message body text:
      "Dear <Recipient>
      Did you send the attached message, I was not expecting this from you !"
      and the attachment: "injustice.TXT.vbs"

      Upon execution, the worm sends itself to 25 specific email addresses in the
      Israeli government> '> s Internet domain (.gov.il), followed by the opening
      of 6 instances of Internet Explorer pointed to Palestinian-specific
      websites.

      Injustice then displays the following message: Do not worry. This is a
      harmless virus. It will not do any thing to your system. The intension is
      to help Palestinian people live in PEASE in their own land. It propagates by
      sending out an email to up to 50 eMail addresses listed in the infected
      user's Microsoft Outlook address book....".

      Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers the most
      advanced and comprehensive portfolio of software solutions that manage
      eBusiness. CA has more than 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in
      excess of $6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. For more
      information, visit http://ca.com

      © 2001 Computer Associates International, Inc. One Computer Associates
      Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and
      logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
      Laurence R. Rothman
      Computer Associates
      Writer, Public Relations
      tel: +1.631.342.3792
      fax: +1.631.342.4295
      pager: +1.888.Beep.CAI
      laurence.rothman@...
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