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Virus Profile: Got You Hoax

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Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 6/6/2003
Date Added: 9/10/2003
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

We are advising users who receive the email below to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

Subject: EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Importance: High

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Importance: High

"GOT YOU"

If you were dumb enough to open this email then you will find a WORM has executed itself through your mailbox
and by the time you read this into your hard-drive. This is PAYBACK for the Virus you disguised in the email you sent
to us recently which destroyed our hard-drive and back-up system. This costs us thousands of dollars and we lost a lot
of irreplaceable files on our system.

Now it's your turn to have your computer infected. This WORM it is undetectable by AntiVirus software and it will drive your computer crazy because it's always hiding and causing havoc in your system. Using your computer recovery disks will not remove the problem cause it still stays on your computers Motherboard. This will proabably cost you a new computer and I sincerely hope this teaches you a lesson not to send people
nasty viruses again.

Indication of Infection

Not applicable

Methods of Infection

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