[ISN] Porn Virus Hits Corporate America

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Fri Mar 26 1999 - 21:25:22 PST

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    By Adam L. Penenberg with Elizabeth Corcoran 
    A number of companies--including Microsoft, Compaq, Intel and Boeing--have
    been infected by a new computer virus that attacks users of the Microsoft
    Outlook E-mail program. The virus, dubbed "Melissa," was first cataloged
    today, March 26, by MacAfee on its web site.
    The virus is spreading rapidly and, because of its design is jamming
    E-mail gateways and causing system administrators to shut down. Since the
    virus was uncorked just before the weekend, when IT staff are away from
    work, the full extent of the damage may not be known for some time,
    although it is certain that many more companies--and individuals--will
    fall victim.
    If you are listed in someone's Outlook Express address book, and he is
    infected, then you could be affected--if you open the attached MSWord
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