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Virus Profile: Friends Hoax

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Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 5/11/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

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

This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's ICQ or email contacts being sent out upon opening the email.

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.

ATTENTION VIRUS NASTYFRIEND99
There is a new virus, which will be infecting computers on May 15.
This virus will take all your email contacts and ICQ contacts and sent to those contacts.
Please forward this email to everyone you know and do not open any email with the subject "HI MY FRIEND!!!"
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- This is the end of the email message -

Again if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT pass it on

AVERT
A Division of NAI Labs