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Virus Profile: Disney Hoax

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Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 5/6/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

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

This email message is just a HOAX.

We are advising users who receive the email 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.

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Hello Disney fans,

And thank you for signing up for Bill Gates' Beta
Email Tracking.  My name is Walt Disney Jr.
Here at Disney we are working with Microsoft which has just
compiled an e-mail tracing program that tracks everyone
to  whom this message is forwarded to. It does this
through an unique IP (Internet Protocol) address log book
database.

We are experimenting with this  and need your help.  Forward this
to everyone you know and if it reaches 13,000 people, 1,300 of the
people on the list will receive $5,000, and the rest will receive 
a free trip for two to Disney World for one week during the summer
of 1999 at our expense.       Enjoy.

Note: Duplicate entries will not be counted. You will
be notified by email with further instructions once this email
has reached 13,000 people.

Your friends,
Walt Disney Jr., Disney, Bill Gates
& The Microsoft Development Team.

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