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Virus Profile: WAZUP Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 1/11/2001
Date Added: 1/11/2001
Origin: France
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is a hoax found to be circulating among French speaking Internet users. Below is a copy of the text prior to English translation. Delete or ignore messages containing this text.

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Attention, nouveau virus!!!! a prendre au serieux AVIS DE NOUVEAU VIRUS Il est très important de lire ce qui suit surtout pour ceux et celles qui naviguent sur internet. Vous connaissez certainement la pub de Budweiser où de jeunes hommes s'amusent a beugler dans leur téléphone leur crie de ralliement " WAZ UP ? " (dites Waza ).

Beaucoup d'entre vous aimeriez avoir cette pub qui est très marrante ! Alors une bande de pirates ont créé un virus caché dans un Mp3 qui dès sont ouverture supprime des fichiers Système et tous les fichiers en .zip, .doc et .jpg .

Microsoft nous a communiqué le message qui suit. SVP le transmettre à toute personne que vous connaissez qui a accès à Internet. Vous recevrez peut-être un fichier Mp3 (morceau de musique) de Budweiser qui de premier abord vous paraîtra inoffensif. Le message est intitulé Waza.mp3 et fait une taille de 472 ko.

Si vous le recevez, NE L'OUVREZ EN AUCUN CAS - annulez-le immédiatement. En l'ouvrant, vous allez perdre LES FICHIERS SYSTEME de votre ordinateur et votre disque dur sera infecté de façon irrémédiable. De plus, les hackers pourront pirater votre ordinateur et auront accès a votre nom et votre mot de passe via l'Internet. Tout ce que nous savons c'est quele virus a été lancé le 3 janvier 2001.

Il s'agit d'un tout nouveau virus qui est extrêmement dangereux. Veuillez communiquer ces renseignements par mail a toutes les adresses dans votre carnet d'adresses. Mcaffe a affirme qu'aucun antivirus ne peut le détruire. Veuillez prendre toutes les précautions nécessaires, et communiquer ce message a vos amis, connaissances, dans les universités et collègues de travail.
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Below is an English translation of the above hoax text:

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Attention, new virus!!!! We must take in the seriousness of this virus. It is very significant to read what follows especially for those and those which navigate on Internet. You know certainly the advertizing of Budweiser where young men have fun in by shouting through their telephone " WAZ UP? " (also known as Waza).

Many of you enjoy this advertising which is very funny! Then a group of hackers created a virus hidden in Mp3 that when opening removes system files and all the files in zip, doc and jpg.

Microsoft communicated the message to us which follows. PLEASE distribute this message to any person whom you know who has access to the Internet. Perhaps you will receive a file Mp3 (piece of music) of Budweiser which of first appearance will not appear offensive to you. The message is entitled Waza.mp3 with a size of 472 KB.

If you receive it, DO NOT OPEN it in any case - delete it immediately. When opening it, you will lose the SYSTEM FILES of your computer and your hard disk will be infected in an irremediable way. Moreover, the hackers will be able to pirate your computer and will have access with your name and your password via the Internet. All that we know it is the virus was launched on January 3 2001.

This very new virus is extremely dangerous. Please communicate this information by mail to all the addresses in your address book. Mcaffe affirms that no antivirus can destroy it. Please take all the precautions necessary, and to communicate this message to your friends in the universities and colleagues of work.
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Indication of Infection

This is a hoax found to be circulating among French speaking Internet users. Delete or ignore messages containing this text.

Methods of Infection

This is a hoax found to be circulating among French speaking Internet users. Delete or ignore messages containing this text.

Removal Instructions

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.
   

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