[ISN] Porsche red-faced after virus infects computers

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Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 01:17:45 PDT

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    Friday 6th July 2001
    Porsche is counting the cost of a PR accident which crashed the
    computers of journalists supposed to review its new 911 Carrera.
    The company had made up a press pack complete with CD Rom about the
    car and sent it out to motoring journalists across Europe.
    But as journalists opened the doors on the virtual car, a virus
    secretly opened up in their hard drive and sent itself on to the first
    50 names in their e-mail address book.
    Porsche executives in Stuttgart admitted they had already sent out
    about 1,000 CD Roms but managed to warn most journalists before their
    computers were affected.
    The company says it regrets the mistake.
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