Virus Profile: Pokemon hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 4/16/2000
Date Added: 4/17/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

*Update 08/24/2000:
This hoax was public prior to the Internet worm "Pikachu" was discovered. It is possible the worm was created after this hoax was published. The message below is a hoax because it suggests that an email named "POKEMON" is destructive, without mention of a file attachment.

The following is a copy of a hoax. Disregard messages which match or might be similarly related to this:

VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS

There is a new virus in the world: "POKEMON"
When you got an e-mail with the name "POKEMON" you may not open it
because your hard-disk will be deleted automaticly.

Please send this away to all your friends in the world.

VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS

Indication of Infection

Not applicable, delete or ignore messages matching this description.

Methods of Infection

Not applicable, delete or ignore messages matching this description.

Removal Instructions

Users should either ignore or delete messages received matching this description.

   

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