Re: Wobbler virus...

From: McGrath, Michael (McGrathM@3DSystems.Com)
Date: Tue Jul 13 1999 - 23:20:32 EEST

This via the kumite website:
F-Secure Hoax Warnings Pages
NAME: <info/NAME.html> Wobbler
In 1999 there appeared a new hoax message warning abour Wobbler virus. This
virus does not exist. But there's a joke program called 'Joke.Win.Aloap'
that is detected by Solomon as 'Wobbling Trojan'. The hoax message looks
like this:

 WARNING: If you receive an e-mail with a file called
 California, do not open the file. The file contains the WOBBLER
 virus. This information was announced yesterday morning from
 IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse
 than "Melissa", and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.
 Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat
 function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase
 all documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work
 with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It
 destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers. This is a new,
 very malicious virus and not many people know about it. Pass
 this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book ASAP so that
 this threat may be stopped.

Please ignore this message and don't pass it on.

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