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EVIL THE CAT Virus Hoax

EVIL THE CAT Virus Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007



This information is a hoax and should be ignored.

Sample of hoax message:

ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY BY IBM: If you receive an email with a file called "EVIL THE CAT" do not open the file. The file Contains the "EVIL THE CAT" virus. IBM reports that... "this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa" and there is NO remedy for it at this time. Some very sick, geeky individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilities using it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM Compatible computers. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it at this time. Please pass this warning to everyone in your address book and share it with all your online friends ASAP so that the Destruction it can cause may be minimized."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.
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura