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Abe
11-12-2004, 05:35 PM
Subject: WARNING - New Virus

DO NOT OPEN: "A CARD FOR YOU"
EVEN IT IS FROM SOMEONE YOU KNOW.

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by
Microsoft as the most destructive ever This virus was discovered yesterday
afternoon [don't know the exact date of "yesterday afternoon"! MZ] by McAfee and
no vaccine has yet been developed. This virus simply destroys Sector Zero
from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.
This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to
all contacts on your list with the title "A Card for You."

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes
so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset
button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently
destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in
New York, according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by
an employee of Microsoft itself.

So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon
as you get the mail, delete it! Even if you know the sender! Please pass
this mail to all of your friends.

chemi-cool
11-12-2004, 06:47 PM
Thanks Abe,

Can you rewrite it in Hebrew so I can spread it? :D


Chemi :)

Kapital
11-12-2004, 10:39 PM
Its a hoax been around a couple of years now.

eggs
12-12-2004, 12:35 AM
if i get it, i ain't chancin it. hit the "DEL"

cheers

eggs

Abe
12-12-2004, 01:00 AM
Its a hoax been around a couple of years now.

Its probably a hoax , I do not know. I would not normally post a thread of this sort........but on this occasion it frightened me....

So I thought of alerting others

As for Hebrew......... ???? :confused:

WebRam
12-12-2004, 10:50 AM
One should always applaud those that pass on a warning, so looking out for others.

As some kind of help, people should go here to check possible threats and hoaxes.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/

http://vil.nai.com/vil/newly-discovered-viruses.asp

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_vir_tt.php

also links to check if its a hoax PS A virtual card for you in the second most popular hoax.

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
http://vil.nai.com/vil/hoaxes.asp
http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
http://www.truthorfiction.com/
http://www.gerlitz.com/virushoax/
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
http://www.hoaxinfo.com/
http://www.datapac.com/ITServices/VirusInfo.asp
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/

WebRam
12-12-2004, 10:52 AM
A virtual card for you
Aliases
Virtual Card for You

Type
Virus hoax

Description
There are several versions of this hoax.

The text of the first version reads as follows:

Subject: Virus

Just to let you know a new virus was started in New York last night. This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened, the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk.

Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN www.cnn.com <<http://www.cnn.com>> This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with subject "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as you get the mail, delete it. Please pass on this mail to all your friends.

Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.



The text of the second version reads as follows:

W A R N I N G !
IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL WITH SUBJECT
" A VIRTUAL CARD FOR YOU "
DO NOT OPEN !!!
IT CONTAINS A VERY, VERY DANGEROUS VIRUS.
IT WAS CLASSIFIED YESTERDAY BY MICROSOFT AND MCAFEE AS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE VIRUS OF ALL TIMES. VIRUS DESTROY HARD DISK. WITHOUT POSSIBILITY TO REPAIR. PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYBODY YOU KNOW !

Not sure whether it's genuine as it isn't listed as a virus (or as a hoax). Please watchout anyway.
Thanks,
Bill.



The text of the third version reads as follows:

Please read the following message!!!

Subject: VIRUS ALERT

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft and by McAfee the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed. This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title "A Virtual Card for You". As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened, the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. Once the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero thus permanently destroying the hard disk.

Please distribute this message to the greatest number of people possible. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself, Antony Joseph, Chief Systems Network Engineer, Bond House, Chiswick High Road, London, UK



The text of the fourth version reads as follows:

Subject: Worst Virus Ever... CNN Announced

PLEASE SENDS THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed.
This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital informations for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title "A Card for You." As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened, the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk.

Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN. An employee of Microsoft itself received this alert. So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it. Even if you know the sender!!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends. Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.

Also: Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was discovered recently. If you receive an email called "An Internet Flower For You," do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.DLL files) from your computer. Your computer will not be able to boot up!!

Good Luck

The penultimate paragraph refers to An Internet flower for you hoax.



The text of the Dutch version reads as follows:

Subject: WAARSCHUWING : Ernstig Virus in aantocht Aangekondigd door CNN: het ergste virus ooit gekend. Een nieuw virus werd pas ontdekt en volgens Microsoft normen is dit virus het meest vernielend ooit!!!!!!!!!
Dit virus werd gisteren namiddag ontdekt door McAfee en er werd nog geen bescherming ontwikkeld. Het virus vernietigt gewoon Sector Zero van de harde schijf, waar alle vitale informatie van de computer gestockeerd is.Het virus werkt als volgt:
Het verzendt zich automatisch naar alle adressen van uw address book onder de naam "A Virtual Card for You". Zodra de zogezegde virtuele kaart geopend wordt, blokkeert de computer en moet de gebruiker heropstarten.
Op het ogenblik dat de toetsen "ctrl+alt+del" of de reset toets gebruikt worden, vernietigt het virus Sector Zero, wat een definitieve vernietiging van de harde schijf betekent.
Volgens CNN heeft het virus gisteren op een paar uur tijd paniek gezaaid in New York. Open dus geen e-mail met als onderwerp "A Virtual Card for You".
Zodra u zo 'n mail ontvangt, moet u deze onmiddellijk deleten. Bovendien heeft Intel het bestaan van een andere zeer vernielende virus aangekondigd.
Indien u een e-mail ontvangt met als onderwerp "An Internet Flower for You", moet u deze onmiddellijk deleten, zonder open te doen. Het virus vernielt alle "dynamic link libraries" files (.DLL).
Uw
pc zal onmogelijk kunnen heropstarten!
Stuur dit bericht naar al uw kennissen.
Beter 25 maal ontvangen dan niet.



The French version combines four hoaxes: Virtual Card, California IBM, Girl thing, and BUDDYLY SIP. The text reads as follows:

Attention virus tres dangereux.

Informations communiquees par France Telecom
Transpac Centre Support Internet Toulouse (2, Esplanade Compans Caffarelli 31903 TOULOUSE)

Informations a diffuser tres rapidement pour arreter ce virus.

1- Un nouveau virus vient d'etre decouvert et a ete classe par Microsoft comme etant le plus destructeur n'ayant jamais existe ! ce virus a ete decouvert hier apres-midi par McAfee et aucun vaccin n'a encore ete developpe. Ce virus detruit le Secteur Zero de votre disque dur, la ou les informations vitales au fonctionnement de votre systeme sont emmagasinees.
Ce virus agit de la facon suivante : il envoie lui-meme un message a toute votre liste de contacts avec le titre "A Virtual Card for You" ou "Une carte virtuelle pour vous".

N'OUVRIR AUCUN LIEN QUI PORTE CETTE MENTION.
Aussitot que la supposee " carte virtuelle " est ouverte, l'ordinateur se bloque et l'utilisateur doit redemarrer son systeme.
Lorsque les touches ctrl+alt+del ou le bouton " reset " sont enfonces, le virus detruit le aaSecteur Zero, et votre disque dur sera >alors detruit de facon permanente.

S.V.P. distribuez ce message a plus de gens possible.

2- L'Academie de Creteil nous previent que le centre d'anti-criminalite des virus annonce que deux nouveaux virus ont ete decouverts.
3- Ils arriveront par un e-mail intitule "CALIFORNIA IBM" et "GIRL HING".
4- Microsoft a annonce qu'ils sont tres puissants, plus encore que " I love you ".
5- Il n'existe aucun remede, ils avalent toute l'information du dur, detruisent Internet Explorer et Netscape Navigator.
6- N'ouvrez rien s'intitulant ainsi. Si vous recevez par mail un message avec comme fichier joint un ecran de veille " screensaver " intitule "DDLY SIP ", ne l'ouvrez en aucun cas. Annulez immediatement. En l'ouvrant vous allez perdre toute les donnees de votre disque dur. Ce virus a ete lance il y a 7 jours.




Important
Many virus hoaxes:

falsely claim to describe an extremely dangerous virus
use pseudo-technical language to make impressive-sounding (but impossible) claims
falsely claim that the report was issued or confirmed by a well-known company
ask you to forward it to all your friends and colleagues
As usual, you are urged not to pass on warnings of this kind, as the continued re-forwarding of these hoaxes simply wastes time and email bandwidth.

It is possible that you may receive a hoax via email with a file attached. Obviously, such file attachments should be treated with caution as they may be virus infected. Sophos recommends deleting virus hoax emails, whether they contain file attachments or not.

Sophos suggests a policy to help prevent hoaxes from spreading in your company.

Mark
12-12-2004, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the info Aiyub,webram :)

Industrial tech
13-12-2004, 12:00 AM
If any of you ever run into a virus/spyware problem feel free to visit my forum.

Dont mind the fact that it's kinda empty right now. My database got corrupted and the software wouldnt accept my backup, so I'm starting fresh.

http://www.atribune.org/forums.

Crapware removal became one of my hobbies about 2 years ago and prolly always will be now.

Anyways cyas around.

dan wong
13-12-2004, 06:55 PM
:) Thank you very much for the warning