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Old 05 October 2004, 10:32   #1
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New e-mail threat

> If you receive an email titled: "It Takes Guts to Say Jesus" DO NOT
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> IT. It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information was
> announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very
> dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa," and that there is NO
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> for it at this time. Some very sick individual has succeeded in using
the
> reformat function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase
all
> documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with
Netscape
> Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and
IBM
> compatible computers.
> This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it.
> Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book ! and please
> share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat maybe
> stopped.
> Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have
access
> to your computer. Forward this warning to everyone that you know that
> might access the Internet.

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Old 05 October 2004, 10:35   #2
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Don't PANIC!!!

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...esus-hoax.html
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Strewth, Richard. It took you only 3 minutes to scotch that rumour.

RESPECT !!
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Just doing by best to save the world from death by email flood!!!

BTW there's a good analysis of the hoax here: http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/jesus.html
(and I can justify this as "research" at work )
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I still get users telling me that they need to delete jdbmgr.exe from their computers - a hoax that's well old but does the rounds from time to time unfortunately

The symantec page doesn't show when this jesus hoax was discovered though which is unusual.

Things seem to be relatively quiet on the virus front at the moment from a company point of view..... we've gone from picking up around 50 to 100 a day a couple of months ago to only 5 to maybe 10 per day now.

In the mean time the great fun now is spam prevention..... the spam filtering stuff in exchange server 2003 is pretty cool and seems to get around 80% of incoming spam which is far better than our symantec smtp filtering stuff which was flagging legit e-mails to the vts (not good). The only problem now is emphasising that there's a box in outlook called 'junk e-mail' which the majority of users can't seem to find despite being just under 'inbox'.......
Flippin IT, absolute nightmare

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Certainly agree with that.

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