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Dana virus hoax

Discovered:
December 3, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:06 AM
Type:
Hoax

This is a hoax. The original version is in Portuguese. It is similar to the following:

NOVO VÍRUS, SEM CURA !!!

LEIA COM ATENÇÃO E REPASSE ESTA MENSAGEM

UM NOVO VÍRUS (DANA) FOI DESCOBERTO. PROVAVELMENTE O HACKER JADE, RESPONSÁVEL PELOS MAIORES ESTRAGOS NO MOMENTO, ESTÁ DISSEMINANDO UM E-MAILINTITULADO APRENDA A AMAR. A MCAFEE, DESENVOLVEDORA DE SOFTWARE ANTIVIRUS, ANUNCIOU QUE É MUITO PODEROSO, MAISDO QUE O VÍRUS MELISSA E I LOVE YOU, E "NÃO TEM VACINA !!!".

ESTE NOVO VÍRUS DESTRUIRÁ TODA A INFORMAÇÃO NO DISCO RÍGIDO E REMOVERÁ O NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR E O MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER.

NÃO ABRA NADA COM O TÍTULO DE "APRENDA A AMAR".

SE POSSÍVEL, PASSE ESTA MENSAGEM A TODOS OS SEUS CONTATOS DE E-MAIL. MUITA GENTE AINDA NÃO CONHECE ESTE VÍRUSPORTANTOCONVÉM PROPAGAR ESTA MENSAGEM O MAIS RÁPIDO POSSÍVEL.


English translation:

NEW VIRUS WITHOUT CURE!!!

READ CAREFULLY AND SEND THIS MESSAGE.

A NEW VIRUS (DANA) HAS BEEN DISCOVERED. MOST LIKELY A HACKER CALLED JADE, RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME OF THE BIGGEST DAMAGES NOWADAYS, IS SPREADING AN EMAIL CALLED “LEARN TO LOVE”. MCAFEE, A DEVELOPER OF ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS VERY POWERFUL, MORE THAN THE MELISSA AND I LOVE YOU VIRUS, AND “IT DOES NOT HAVE A VACCINE!!!”

THIS NEW VIRUS WILL DESTROY ALL THE INFORMATION IN THE HARD DISC, AND WILL REMOVE THE NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR AND THE MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER.

DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING UNDER THE TITLE “LEARN TO LOVE.”

IF POSSIBLE, SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR EMAIL CONTACTS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS VIRUS YET, THEREFORE IT IS CONVENIENT TO SEND THIS MESSAGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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: George Koris
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