An Extremely Destructive New Virus (fwd)
Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Sun, 18 Aug 1996 10:50:53 -0400
I received this message from my brother who works for SuperStudio
(SoftKey) in Israel so I would consider this a pretty reliable source.
I have not checked the story out as I know there are a few members of
Scouts-L in Gov't agencies who keep up to the minute info on these things
and hopefully they will comment on this virus.
The last time I checked pkunzip is at version 2.09G for DOS. I do not
know if the windows version number is the same. Should you need it
I suggest you go to a software archive you are 100% sure of or direct to
the pk website and download from there.
>Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 11:19:52 +0000
>From: "Moshe Z. Matitya" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: An Extremely Destructive New Virus
>There is a new Trojan Horse computer virus spreading around on the internet
>with the name of PKZIP300.ZIP and PKZIP300.EXE. The file is named so to give
>the impression that it is a newer version of the PKZIP software used to
>The effect of this virus will wipe out your entire hard drive and affect
>modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an extremely destructive virus and there
>is not yet a way of cleaning this one up. DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED
>PKZIP300, REGARDLESS OF THE EXTENSION!!!
>Please forward this letter and inform everyone you know.
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Let's be careful out there!
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 | Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
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