James & Cousins, this is real. I have had five SirCam infected emails in
the last three days. Most are from names that are slightly familiar to me,
probably from my many email lists. I have a good virus scanner that has
caught each, but the main thing to do is this: DON'T OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS
unless you know, not only the sender, but what the attachment is about. If
you aren't expecting it, don't open it.
Thanks for the alert,
At 11:13 PM 7/28/2001 -0700, you wrote:
I have check into this and am sending it to you as my service provider
sent it to
me with a web address to see it is true. I did check into it
first before I sent this and if I upset anyone please forgive me I will
copy and paste the Email from PacBell... after the URL I posted below
Below is a copy of the email I got
Thanks and be alert
James O Campbell Jr.
This is a virus notification from Southwestern Bell/Pacific Bell/Nevada
Internet Services. Please read this message carefully.
A virus known as SirCam is affecting Internet users worldwide. The SirCam
transmitted through e-mail attachments and will likely come from
someone you know. We recommend that you monitor your e-mail for unusual or
unexpected messages. As a precaution, delete messages that begin "Hi! How
are you?" and end "See you later. Thanks" and contain an attachment. The
message also may appear in Spanish, beginning "Hola como estas?" and ending
"Nos vemos pronto, gracias."
If your computer becomes infected, the virus will send messages to every
address stored on your computer and attach your personal files to
outgoing messages. We strongly recommend that you update your anti-virus
software to help protect your computer from this virus.
For a complete description of this virus, please refer to the bulletin
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