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Symantec ASDL Virus Hoax

Symantec ASDL Virus Hoax

19 June 2001
13 February 2007

This is a hoax. The hoax message is similar to the following:

Email: <name removed>
Description: >From Symantec :
Shut down NOW your ASDL connection !! NEW VIRUS ATTACKS OPEN INTERNET ASDL LINES. Start up again in 2 weeks. We are sending this mail via mailfree because of virus attack on our SYMANTEC server !!

This message is send by
Best regards,

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: Richard Cave