RE: virus warning

The language is typical of a hoax. 

'"Eat" everything ..... '
'propagate it as fast as possible'
'Forward this letter to as many people as you can.'

Sent by Microsoft but not on the Microsoft site!

Terry L Marshall
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire



This virus warning just came through our department, sent by 
Microsoft. I haven't found any notice of this virus on the CERT, 
CIAC, or MacAfee sites -- virus alerts or hoaxes, but none of them 
have an update newer than 14 December. I haven't found it on the 
Microsoft or IBM sites, either, but these aren't particularly easy to 
navigate. If these viruses are as serious as reported, I'd be careful 
until it's known whether or not this warning is true, or another hoax.


>  >>1.  There is a new virus - WOBBLER. It will arrive on e-mail titled
>IBM and AOL have announced that it is very powerful, more so than Melissa;
>there is no remedy. It will eat all your information on the hard drive and
>also destroys Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not
>open anything with this title and please pass this message on to all your
>contacts and anyone who uses your e-mail facility.  Not many people seem to
>know about this yet so propagate it as fast as possible.
>  >>2.  If you receive an e-mail titled "Win A Holiday" DO NOT open it.  It
>will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter to as many
>people as you can.  This is a new, very malicious virus.
Philip Oshel
Supervisor, AMFSC and BBPIC microscopy facilities
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison,  WI  53706 - 1284
voice: (608) 263-4162
fax: (608) 262-5157 (dept. fax)

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