From: Leland Jory (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 12:41:33 EST

> If the file should in fact contain a virus, I request that this
> persons account with Netcom will be canceled with immediate effect. I
> also request that this person will be banned from all access to
> either the Netcom or the Earthlink networks. This file has been
> placed into the e-mail list intentionally and if there is a virus in
> it, those were malicious intentions and should not be tolerated in a
> peace loving community :)

Whoa there, cowpoke! I'd give odds that the KCole didn't post the virus on
purpose. I checked the SARC's (Symantec Anti-virus Research Centre) virus
encyclopedia, this virus replicates itself through e-mail. They probably got
infected from another source, the virus checked his/her address book, and
sent itself to everyone on it.

I don't think it's fair to just instantly try to get them kicked off of
their ISP without doing a little background check. Has anyone mailed KCole
offlist and explained what happened? It's knee-jerk reactions like this that
cause more trouble than the solve.

Just my $0.02CDN.

Leland Jory
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