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Blue Mountain Virus Hoax

Blue Mountain Virus Hoax

19 December 2000
13 February 2007

Rumors have been spread by email that Blue Mountain electronic greeting cards contain a virus. These messages are false and are a hoax.

The hoax email message includes a "warning" similar to the following:

Just received a call from family. A friend of theirs opened a card from Blue Mountain Cards and system crashed. Do not open Blue Mountain Cards until further notice. Virus has infiltrated their system..pass it on.....

CAUTION: Do not confuse this hoax with the email that the W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm worm sent. The W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm worm sends email that mentions Blue Mountain, however, the W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm worm also includes an attachment that is the worm itself. For additional information, read the W32.HLLW.Cult.C@mm writeup.
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Vincent Weafer