|This hoax surfaced in May this year (1999) and seems to have suddenly become quite widespread.|
Below is a copy of the original hoax message. Note the similarities to other hoaxes, and building on the Happy99 trojan/worm..
Well, just another virus warning... Better be safe than sorrie.
C Copyrighted By the WinTerGaL
ATTENTION VIRUS NASTYFRIEND99
There is a new virus which will be infecting computers on may 15.
This virus will take all your email contacts and icq contacts and sent to those contacts.
Please forward this email to everyone you know and do not open any email with the subject "HI MY FRIEND!!!"
There is no such virus and of course this is a hoax.
Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.