Valentines day is fast approaching and one has to recall the events that transpired when the “I Love You Virus” hit the Internet by storm and created havoc all over the world. To refresh memories, this is what the virus did in May, 2004:
If you receive email with a subject line with the phrase ILOVEYOU (all one word, no spaces) in it… DON’T OPEN the attachment named Love-Letter-For-You.txt.vbs.
Over a five-hour period, during May 4, 2000, this virus spread across Asia, Europe and the United States via e-mail messages titled “ILOVEYOU.” The menace clogged Web servers, overwrote personal files and caused corporate IT managers to shut down e-mail systems. (taken from http://www.jrwhipple.com/virus_iloveyou.html).
Knowing that Valentines day is the day of hearts and I Love You’s, one has to think of this when it comes to the virus world. Only thing is, the virus does the exact opposite rather than help and provide affection to the workstations that it has penetrated.