From: Dr. Spaminator
Subject: WARNING: New Virus
Please beware of a new virus that is "out in the wild".
This virus, called the AdminSpamToYou, installs itself in your Network
Administrator's brain. Once installed there, it continually sends out
spam. The spam has been seen with the following characteristic subject
"WARNING: New Virus"
"Just a Reminder"
The body contains the same information that would be available by going
to any anti-virus website. Some infected admins cut and paste the entire
anti-virus webpage into the email body, and forward it to everyone on the
company mailing list, causing heavy traffic on the email server.
Early signs of infection can be seen as the admin runs around to every
cubicle in the organization and attempts to install anti-virus software
on all users' computers.
Later signs of infection are repeated email warnings about opening
attachments, since the anti-spam software installed in the early stages
of the infection do nothing to stop the stupid users who just open
attachments willy-nilly. In acute cases, the infected admin sends out
warnings in ALL CAPS, admonishing users to "NOT OPEN ANY FUCKING
ATTACHMENTS, GODDAMNIT!" At this stage, the procedure indicated is for
the infected admin to take a very large Chill Pill.
Special Forces Unit,
Copyright © 2000 Laramie Crocker