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- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Rumor mill
- From: Alan McKendree <AI.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 8 Dec 1994 16:02-0600
- Included-Msgs: <9412072258.AA05547@electron.mcc.com>, The message of 7 Dec 1994 16:58 CST from email@example.com, The message of 7 Dec 1994 16:58 CST from Steve Rogers
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Dec 7 12:19:24 PST 1997
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 16:58 CST
From: Steve Rogers <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Relax (and settle down...)
> > There is a rumor running rampant on the Internet and on several
> > commercial BBS systems about a virus called the "Good Times" virus.
> > Allegedly, this virus wipes out everything on the hard disk of your
> > PC/Mac/Unix system when downloaded (or read or...).
> > This rumor has been investigated by several of the FIRST teams and
> > found to be false. We know for certain that this was started as a
> > hoax by a student at a small college in the Northeast US. There are
> > no verified reports of any virus of this nature, and much of the
> > activity reported to be caused by this "virus" is dubious or
> > impossible.
> > The rumor has since taken on a life of its own, and it is being spread
> > widely by well-meaning people who are failing to check its accuracy.
> > Furthermore, the story is being changed slightly as each person has
> > passed it on.
> > PLEASE do NOT pass this rumor on to anyone! It is false and only
> > serves to help cause anxiety and possibly panic. Feel free to pass
> > this notice along to your users and colleagues at Purdue.
> > If you encounter something that you believe is a virus or attack on
> > your machines, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
> > analyze it for you. Please be considerate and do not get caught up in
> > posting false or misleading warnings.
> > --gene spafford
> > PCERT
> > --
> > Gene Spafford, COAST Project Director
> > Software Engineering Research Center & Dept. of Computer Sciences
> > Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN 47907-1398
> > Internet: email@example.com phone: (317) 494-7825