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Text of FBI 'Melissa' warning

Mar 28, 1999, 22:20 (5 Talkback[s])

"Issued by the FBI and the National Infrastructure Protection Center on Sunday, March 28, 1999."

"The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) was notified on March 26, 1999, of the proliferation of a computer virus known as the "Melissa Macro Virus" (MMV). There have been widespread reports of propagation of this virus into commercial, government and military e-mail gateways and systems. The MMV has the capability of causing a denial of service and degraded computer network performance, which could result in system administrators' having to shut-down affected networks and e-mail servers."

"The MMV has significant potential to cause more-widespread harm than it has to date. In an effort to reduce the impact of the MMV on computer networks, users can take several actions..."

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