Updated: February 13, 2007 11:34:28 AM
Type: Hoax



Updated: February 13, 2007 11:34:28 AM
Type: Hoax


E-Flu is not a virus. It is a hoax.

The hoax message includes the following:

Hello NWST & ICRS Drivers,
I have some very startling news for all drivers in the NWST and ICRS/IDRS Leagues. Recently, a driver in both of the Leagues, Gary Kendall, and the Director of the NWST, Dave O'Brien, came down with cases of the E-Flu.
The E-Flu is a frightening new Computer to Human Virus that has no effect on computers but can potentially make users very ill. It is passed from computer to computer through the Internet, and then from computer to Human through either keyboard contact or diskette contact.
The good news, however, is that the Pullmer University of Medicine has posted a webpage with instructions for vaccinating yourself at home against this dangerous new illness. The vaccination page can be found at http://ww4.choice.net/~dhawk/pullmer/vaccine.html .
If you have read any E-mail messages from either Gary Kendall or Dave O'Brien within that past week, then you need to perform the vaccination regardless of whether or not you're actually sick yet. Even if you'r not sick, you can still take measures to prevent the E-Flu.
Also on the vaccination page is a comprehensive list of those infected as well as a list of those potentially infected. So please, view the page at http://ww4.choice.net/~dhawk/pullmer/vaccine.html .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.