E-mail virus has potential to damage computers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois has issued an alert warning of an e-mail virus that may seriously damage your computer.

BBB staffers have been receiving e-mails with attached zip files that may contain a harmful computer virus or worm.

The e-mails are being received from an unknown hostmaster or admin address asking to update or change your password.

Some of the e-mail addresses to watch for are:






All of the attachments have a file name of Passw_Data46.zip. Do not open it, delete it immediately.

Dennis Horton, Director of the Bureau’s Regional office in Rockford, says “while we are not certain of the damage that will be done to your computer we are sure the only objective of e-mails like these is to wreck havoc on your system.”

Rockford from the May 2-8, 2007, issue

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