13.0066 virus alert

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 13:47:44 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 66.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

From: Paul T. Payne <paul@library.berkeley.edu> (24)
From: cbf@socrates.berkeley.edu (8)
Subject: Virus Alert!!! (Actually a Trojan Horse via email)

The latest threat to desktop systems comes in the form of a
Trojan horse program that is being propagated across the Internet via
e-mail attachments. The desktop systems that are targeted are MS Windows
95, 98 and NT workstation operating systems. This trojan horse can be
received as an attachment on any e-mail system, i.e. Eudora, Pine, Outlook,
cc:Mail, etc.

"The ExploreZip Trojan horse is delivered via an e-mail message that
contains the file called "zipped_files.exe" The body of the e-mail message
usually appears to come from a known e-mail correspondent, and may contain
the following text:

I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.

The subject line of the message may not be predictable and may appear to be
sent in reply to previous e-mail.


If you receive an e-mail message similar to this, DELETE IT immediately and
call the helpdesk (2-6120) and report it.

LWNS will get the latest anti-virus update that will detect and remove this
virus and make it available to Library staff and PC experts. Initially,
LWNS technicians will remove the virus as required. If you would like to
read more about this latest threat, try the following url:


Paul T. Payne
Head, LWNS
Library Systems

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