If someone sends you a warning message like this – it’s for real. There is a new virus out there. This message was forwarded to me, as well as another from another company.
Subject: VIRUS ALERT: DO NOT OPEN ZIP ATTACHMENT ENTITLED “MESSAGE.ZIP”
This alert is to make you aware of a new e-mail virus that is spreading globally, and that XXXX employees have been receiving via email in Outlook as of Friday, 8/1/03. The subject line for this email message will say that it is regarding “your account” followed by your internet email address. The body of the message advises you that your email address will be expiring, then directs you to launch the ZIP file that is attached to the message.
DO NOT OPEN THIS ZIP FILE ATTACHMENT. THE FILE IS CALLED MESSAGE.ZIP. DELETE ANY MESSAGE RESEMBLING THE DESCRIPTION ABOVE.
I’ve gotten four of the virus messages already today. Do not open any attachments named “message.zip” no matter who it is from! If you use virus software, update it today!