Virus Profile: Deeyenda Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 1/26/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is NOT an actual virus.
Below is a copy of the actual text which was passed around.


FCC WARNING!!!!! -----DEEYENDA PLAGUES INTERNET

The Internet community has again been plagued by another computer virus. This message is being spread throughout the Internet, including USENET posting, EMAIL, and other Internet activities. The reason for all the attention is because of the nature of this virus and the potential security risk it makes. Instead of a destructive Trojan virus (like most viruses!), this virus referred to as Deeyenda Maddick, performs a comprehensive search on your computer, looking for valuable information, such as email and login passwords, credit cards, personal inf., etc.

The Deeyenda virus also has the capability to stay memory resident while running a host of applications and operation systems, such as Windows 3.11 and Windows 95. What this means to Internet users is that when a login and password are send to the server, this virus can copy this information and SEND IT OUT TO UN UNKNOWN ADDRESS (varies).

The reason for this warning is because the Deeyenda virus is virtually undetectable. Once attacked your computer will be unsecure. Although it can attack any O/S this virus is most likely to attack those users viewing Java enhanced Web Pages (Netscape 2.0+ and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0+ which are running under Windows 95). Researchers at Princeton University have found this virus on a number of World Wide Web pagesand fear its spread.

Please pass this on, for we must alert the general public at the security risks.


   

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