Below is a notice I got from a friend about a new virus attack for PC users.
This is what he sent me:
Just received this and checked it at Snopes before I got too
> excited... This is the first one I've seen that's for real. NO HOAX.
> Be alert.
> Snopes lists all the names it could come in.
> Here's the URL for you to check
> <snopes.com: 'Hallmark Postcard from a Family Member' virus
> --- Fwd ---
> VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING !!!
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
> 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 - it
> 'burns' the entire hard disc C. This virus will be received from
> someone who has your e-mail address in their contact list.
> This is the reason why you must send this e-mail to all your
> contacts. It is better to receive this message multiple times than to
> receive the virus and open it.
> If you receive mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a
> friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately
> This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by
> Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
> McAfee discovered this virus yesterday, and there is no repair yet
> for this kind of virus.
> This virus destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital
> information is kept.
> COPY THIS E-MAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS.
> REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT ON, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US
I'm on a mac, so I haven't followed the snoop link and the virus shouldn't be a concern for me.
With the holidays coming up and e-post cards being sent, I can see how someone would open the Hallmark attachment.