Campus alerted to email virus

by Julia Carachure
Staff Writer

Academic Computing and Administrative Computing at the University of La Verne has recently found that a virus sent to students’ emails can go around to other people in the student’s address book.

This virus originated from the Philippines and is referred to as the “I love you” virus. The message, which has the words, “I love you” as the subject line, also contains the following message: “Kindly check the attached love letter coming from me.” It is the attachment which contains the virus.

The way that this email tricks people into opening it is that it uses email addresses that the student has in their address book, therefore prompting the student to open the mail they just received from a friend.

Usually, anyone can simply delete any unwanted email and that will be the end of the message. However, deleting this email will not get rid of the virus, since the attachment will still be located on the hard drive of the computer.

If students find that they have received this email, do not click to open it. Please notify Academic Computing at ext. 4603 as soon as possible.

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