On Wed, 20 Mar 1996, Dave Druitt wrote:
> Can anybody verify the rumor that any latest version of pkunzip, when
> downloaded, contains a trojan horse which will permanently destroy
> your hard drive?
> Dave Druitt
Can't shed any more light on it than this, which I received in today's mail:
> A new trojan horse virus has emerged on the internet with the name
> "PKZIP300.ZIP", so named as to give the impression that this file is a new
> version of the PKZIP software used to ZIP files. DO NOT download this file
> under any circumstances! If you install or expand this file, the virus will
> wipe out your hard drive and affect modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an
> extremely destructive virus and there is not a way of cleaning up this one.
> Do not download any file with this name, regardless of the extension.
Don't know the truth of it, but there may be some substance.
Warren S. Moore, CISSP
Information Security Specialist
Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, Inc.