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ALERT: Internet Virus
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0516.  Thursday, 9 June 1994.
 
From:           Anthony Korotko Hatch <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Jun 1994 11:56:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Internet Virus Alert
 
 
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    Subj:   INTERNET VIRUS ALERT!
 
 
 
A Virus has been discovered on Internet that is disguised as CD-ROM shareware.
 
Unknown hackers have illegally put the Chinon name on a destructive shareware
file and released it on the Internet. This catastrophic virus is named "CD-IT".
-- DO NOT DOWNLOAD. IT WILL CORRUPT YOUR HARD DRIVE.  The program, allegedly a
shareware PC utility that will convert an ordinary CD-ROM drive into a
CD-Recordable (CD-R) device, which is technically impossible, instead destroys
critical system files on a user's hard drive. The program also immediately
crashes the CPU, forces the user to reboot and stays in memory.
 
Widest dissemination is requested.
 
    Frank Potter
    CSSO
 

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