VIRUS ALERT (fwd)

Stephen Halford halford at SFU.CA
Fri Jun 10 21:49:08 CDT 1994


Forwarded message:
> >
> >*Received through multiple hands across the sea and along the internet
> >
> >INTERNET VIRUS ALERT!  Date:  Wednesday, May 25, 1994
> >
> >A Virus has been discovered on Internet that is disguised as CD-ROM
 shareware.
> >
> >Unknown hackers have illegally put the Chinon name on a destructive shareware
> >file and released it on the Internet.  This catastrophic virus is named
> >"CD-IT."  --DO NOT DOWNLOAD.  IT WILL CORRUPT YOUR HARD DRIVE.  The program,
> >allegedly a shareware PC utility that will convert an ordinary CD-ROM
> >drive into a CD-Recordable (CD-R) device, which is technically impossible,
> >instead destroys critical system files on a user's hard drive.  The program
> >also immediately crashes the CPU, forces the user to reboot, and stays in
> >memory.
> >
> >Widest dissemination is requested.
> >
> >
> >
>
> (Mr) Lindsey Thomas Martin (lmartin at sfu.ca)
> Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
> Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science
> International History Review
> Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC Canada.
>
Steve(halford at sfu.ca)




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