To me, this message sounds almost identical to the good times 'virus',
with the same sort of panic-warning as the original (although no
microprocessor-destroying nth complexity binary loop garbage).
On Tue, 3 Dec 1996, Security Mail wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Denis Valois wrote:
> > This is a hoax.
> > Anyway, just by saying that "reading" a mailgram wipes out
> > your hard drive is of utmost foolishness.
> In the message he said it was a file attach.
> If the virus was sent attached in a .zip or .exe and the infected file was
> run it would infect the computer.
> I believe he was talking here of a Word Macro Virus, attached as a .DOC
> file, that when opened by Microsoft Word would trash the hard disk.