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Athens2004

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Athens2004
Technical name:Athens2004
Threat level:Medium
Alias:ltimas de Atenas
Type:Hoax
Effects:  

It generates a false alarm by reporting that a virus that does not actually exist is spreading via e-mail.

First detected on:Aug. 30, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 30, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Athens2004 is not a virus; it is a hoax or an e-mail message that tricks users into thinking that a new virus is spreading via an e-mail message with the attachment ULTIMAS DE ATENAS.COM. In fact, this virus does not exist.

Its aim is to cause alarm and get users to forward the message.

In order to avoid problems, disregard this information, as it is completely false. You should also immediately delete the message, without forwarding it to anyone.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Athens2004 arrives in an apparently normal e-mail message, but which can be identified by its message. The message text always refers to a virus that reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the attachment ULTIMAS DE ATENAS.COM.