Microsoft has warned users not to open a virus infected Y2K attachment in emails that are supposedly from [email protected]
The software giant said the file entitled Y2Kcount.exe has already been distributed to some customers.
In a statement, Don Jones, director of Y2K readiness at Microsoft, said: "The Y2K related email message that claims to come from Microsoft is a hoax. Consumers should not open the attachment but rather delete it immediately."
Microsoft said it never sends attachments in emails regarding patches or updates but instead provides links to relevant download sites.
Separately, Network Associates said it has placed a medium risk assessment on the Suppl Word macro virus that has been posted to 25 alt.sex newsgroup since last Friday. Suppl spreads by monitoring users’ email usage and attaches an infected document entitled suppl.doc to all outbound messages.
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