cr> re: virus alert


Richard Moore

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996
Sender: T Bruce Tober <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cr> virus alert (?)

This is amazing. in ten+ years of computing I've been hit only once by a
virus. And it was this one.

On New Years Day 1988 I awoke early, sat down at my trusty old Epson
QX16, logged into my favourite BBS (Alice's Restaurant, Branford, Ct.
USA) and found what appeared to be an update of the version of PKZip
(then know by its original name of pkarc or somesuch).

As soon as I logged off the bbs I immediately ran the program (self-
extracting exe file) and boom. No hard disk. All files deleted. Had to
be reformatted as I recall.

fortunately I'd done a backup a few days earlier and so didn't lose more
than a day or two's work, but...

Take heed.