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Blueballs Are Underrated Virus Hoax

Discovered:
July 30, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:36 AM
Also Known As:
Blueballs Are Underrated
Type:
Hoax

The following message has been sent out by email. It is a hoax. This "virus" does not exist.

The hoax message includes the following "warning":

PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR.
IT IS REAL AND NOT A JOKE:
If you receive an email titled "Blueballs Are Underrated" DO NOT OPEN IT.
It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus,much worse than "Melissa", and that there is NO remedy for it at this time..

Some individual has succeeded in using the re-format function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive..
It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys MacIntosh and IBM compatible computers. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it..

Please practice cautionary measures and pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this threat may be stopped.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: Motoaki Yamamura
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