most destructive PC virus ever !

got this email just now. hoax?.

Subject: Computer virus CNN Announced (01/23/06)
WORST VIRUS EVER — CNN ANNOUNCED
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft
as the most destructive ever.
This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply
destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its
functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the
title:“A Card for You”.
As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that
the user has to reboot.
When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus
destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk.

Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New
York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don’t open any mails with subject:
“A Virtual Card for You.”

As soon as you get the mail, delete it!!
Even if you know the sender !!!

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Sounds nasty!

Ho hum 2nd email hoax of the week. Damn dem little fishs are biting.

Give us the gen Sickpup, save us from our gullibility.

Or the virus.

The virus is, you sending it on to everyone You become the worm…

Hmm Kaspersky haven’t mentioned it or any other new virus since 17th Jan, and it don’t sound like that one.

Check your getting regular updates and watch those emails in case it is true.

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/virtual.card.for.you.html

Nice one Sickpup

I’ve just had a flash from PCPro suggesting that there is a real virus called Nyxem.E that acts in a similar manner to that hoax.

Email attachements about Miss Lebanon 1996 were mentioned.

Keep your databases up to date gang.