ComputerWorld: New Word [macro]virus hits Net

“Network Associates Inc. today announced it has given a medium
risk rating to… The Suppl Word macro virus, which was posted to
over 25 alt.sex newsgroups… The recent Melissa virus was also
discovered in the alt.sex newsgroups…”

“The Suppl virus has destructive power similar to
ExploreZip.Worm, which infected machines running Microsoft Corp.
programs in June
, according to Network Associates. … After
the user is infected, the virus automatically attaches a document
called ‘SUPPL.DOC’ to all outgoing mail.

Approximately 163 hours after infection, the virus then renders
files with certain suffixes, such as .doc, inaccessible.”