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TechWeb: Computer Associates Warns Of New Virus

May 25, 2000, 22:01 (2 Talkback[s])

"Computer Associates issued a warning Thursday about a precarious new polymorphic virus that spreads by attaching to outgoing Microsoft Outlook e-mail."

"Similar to the rash of the recent "Love" viruses, the new virus, named "Cybernet," attacks Microsoft Outlook, but it limits itself to 50 names in the address book...."

"According to Computer Associates, the infected e-mail arrives with a subject line "You've Got Mail!!!" and the enclosed message reads, "Please, saved [sic] the document after you read and don't show to anyone else. This document is also VIRUS FREE ...so DISREGARD the virus protection warning!!!"

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