[Esd-l] An evil thought

Simon Matthews simon at paxonet.com
Wed Dec 19 00:08:00 PST 2001


Yeah, but this kind of myth would never propagate, unless you were very 
carefull to include instructions on sending it to all contacts in their 
address book BEFORE deleting the files!

Even then many people would be so panicked that they would delete the file 
first and then wonder why they could not email anyone!


On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, John D. Hardin 

> Hi, all.
> I was helping someone at my work today who'd gotten the SULFNBK.EXE
> hoax message and was wondering what was going on. After explaining it,
> I was struck by the thought: can we use the sheep reflex to our
> advantage? 
> We could start a SULFNBK.EXE-style Internet Rumor that "outlook.exe"
> (or some less-obvious yet critical component) is a virus file and you
> should delete it from your computer immediately!!!!! TELL EVERYONE!!!!
> It's even sorta true...
> :)
> Happy Holidays, everybody.
> --
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