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SoBig.F Virus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1683  Wednesday, 27 August 2003

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Subject:        SoBig.F Virus

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

The list is receiving hundreds of messages a day infected with the
SoBig.F virus. Rest assured they are all deleted immediately by my
anti-virus program. I am not infected and the server, being an UNIX
machine, is not susceptible to this virus.

However, my understanding is that this virus not only sends itself to
everyone in an infected person's address list but it also steals other
addresses and includes them as the sender - spoofing.

From messages I have received, it appears that 
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  is
being spoofed and used to appear to be the sender of the
virus-containing messages.

If you have not updated your anti-virus software, please automatically
delete any messages you receive with the following subject lines no
matter who they appear to be from, including myself:

Re: That movie
Re: Details
Re: Wicked screensaver
Re: Approved
Thank you!
Re: Thank you!
Re: My details
Re: Re: My details
Your details
Re: That movie
Re: Approved
Re: Your application

I am sorry to have to take your time with this sort of post, but I felt
it necessary to do so.

Hardy

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