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Upgrade Internet 2 Hoax

Discovered:
October 3, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:21 AM
Type:
Hoax

This is a hoax. The hoax message is similar to the following:

Subject: NEW VIRUS WITH NO CURE

Message:

PLEASE, SEND THIS INFORMATION TO EVERY PERSON IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT READS "UPGRADE INTERNET2" DO NOT OPEN IT, AS IT CONTAINS AN EXECUTABLE NAMED "PERRI.EXE" IT WILL ERASE ALL THE DATA IN YOUR HARD DRIVE AND IT WILL STAY IN MEMORY.
EVERY TIME THAT YOU UPLOAD ANY DATA, IT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ERASED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN. THIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLISHED LAST THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST 2000 IN THE CNN WEB SITE. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS VIRUS. TO THIS DATE, THERE IS NO KNOWN ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM FOR THIS PARTICULAR VIRUS.
PLEASE, FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS, SO THAT THEY WILL BE ON THE ALERT. ALSO CHECK THE LIST BELOW, SENT BY IBM, WITH THE NAMES OF SOME E-MAILS THAT, IF RECEIVED, SHOULD NOT BE OPENED AND MUST BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN ATTACHED VIRUSES. THIS WAY YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE SAVED.
THE TITLES ARE:
1) buddy1st.exe
2) calcu18r.exe
3) deathpr.exe
4) einstein.exe
5) happ.exe
6) girls.exe
7) happy99.exe
8) japanese.exe
9) keypress.exe
10)kitty.exe
11)monday.exe
12)teletubb.exe
13)The Phantom menace
14)prettypark.exe
15)UP-GRADE INTERNET2
16)perrin.exe
17)I love you
18)celcom Screen Saver o CELSAVER.EXE
19)Win a Holiday (e-mail)
20)JOIN THE CREW O PENPALS

ONCE AGAIN DO NOT OPEN THESE E-MAILS AND PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR FRIENDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Note: The text of the Hoax message above is copied verbatim. While the text of the above message is harmless, the attachments to which it refers are not necessarily so. Some of the above filenames are the names of the attached files in real threats. Any attachment to an email message having one of the filenames above should be considered suspicious and deleted immediately.Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Andre Post
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