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California IBM Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:57:42 AM
Type:
Hoax

The following messages have been sent by email. They have appeared in several languages, and are all copies of the same hoax. This "virus" does not exist.

English version
Another new virus has been discovered. It arrives in an e-mail titled "California IBM". Microsoft has announced that it is very bad, worse than "Love Letter". There is no remedy or cure. It will consume all the information in the hard drive, and will destroy Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not open anything with this title, and pass this message on to your e-mail contacts. Right now not many people know about this, so please pass it on as quickly as possible.
Thank you.

French version
INFO MICROSOFT
Nouveau virus !!!
Microsoft nous prévient. Un nouveau virus a été découvert! Il arrivera par e-mail intitulé: CALIFORNIA IBM Microsoft a annoncé qu'il est très puissant, plus encore que Love Letter. Il n'existe aucun remède, il avale toute information du disque dur, détruit Netscape Navigator et Microsoft Internet Explorer.
N'ouvrez rien s'intitulant ainsi, et passez ce message à tous vos contacts e-mail. Peu de gens sont au courant, passez le message le plus rapidement possible.
Merci.

Dutch version
Nieuw virus!!!!!!
Er is een nieuw virus ontdekt. Hij komt binnen er e-mail onder de titel CALIFORNIA IBM. Microsoft heeft aangekondigd dat dit virus zeer vernietigend en krachtig is, nog erger dan het I Love You-virus.
Er bestaat geen enkele remedie tegen, hij wist alle informatie van de
harde schijf, vernietigt Netscape Navigator en Microsoft Internet Explorer. Open dus niets met de voorgenoemde naam, en geef deze boodschap door aan al uw e-mail contacten. Nog maar weinig personen zijn op de hoogte, geef de boodschap dus
zo snel mogelijk door.

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.
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