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Our Microsoft rep called and said that we should watch out for a specific virus in the next week or so.

“You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,'regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.â€

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp


Bad stuff.

I hope this will prevent someone from getting their HDD wiped.


If you see an news article about this please post it here.

If the Microsoft rep calls it's usually something that garners some attention.
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post #2 of 14
This better be a joke.
 
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post #3 of 14
Thanks for the heads up.

But what if my C drive is an SSD?
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post #4 of 14
If you open that email you kinda deserve it.
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post #5 of 14
How is that even possible?
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It is a prank.
 
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post #7 of 14
This is exactly like the "Olympic Torch" virus that "torched" your hard drive. I say fake.
 
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post #8 of 14
This has been around for a while, iirc, it's fake.
    
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post #9 of 14
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It may be a prank so that's why i posted in the rumor forum. I personally can't verify it but I figured if it is real then this might help. I got this info from a reliable source but you never know if it's really true or not until more people can confirm or denounce it.
Hence this thread.
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post #10 of 14
....are you sure? Spam e-mails with that exact same message began appearing in my parent's inboxes about, oh, 4 years ago? That things is old.
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