VERY URGENT PLEASE CIRCULATE,, (167RA) this is a hoax.

To: <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: VERY URGENT PLEASE CIRCULATE,, (167RA) this is a hoax.
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:42:41 +1000
Hello Bruce,
If this is from you, I guess well intentioned, but it may well not be from you, Either way it is best not to circulate these messages, just delete, they are rubbish. At least not without taking a minute to check.  It is, as with most such messages, a obvious nonsense and an old one at that. Just by copying in BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE into google, I immediately get this advice.
See this:


Message warns that an email attachment named "Black Muslim in the White House" or "Black in the White House" contains a damaging computer virus that can destroy the hard drive of the infected computer.

Brief Analysis

The claims in the warning are false. There is no virus that has the characteristics described in the message. The message is just another version of a long running hoax warning that has been circulating for a number of years. 

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Sent: Monday, 13 April 2015 4:51 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] VERY URGENT PLEASE CIRCULATE,, (167RA)

Not birds but important
Relayed by my brother, a retired Telstra executive, from another ex-Telstra colleague.

In the coming days, DO  NOT open  any message  regardless of who sent it to you with  an attachment called:  BLACK  MUSLIM IN  THE WHITE HOUSE.
It is a  virus that opens an Olympics torch that burns the whole hard disk of your computer.

Directions:  You  should send this message to all  of your contacts. It is  better to receive this e-mail 2 dozen times than to receive the  virus and open it.
If you receive a message called  BLACK  MUSLIM  IN THE WHITE  HOUSE even if sent by a friend, do not open  and shut down your machine immediately.

It is the worst  virus  ever announced by CNN. it has been classified by Microsoft as the  most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered yesterday  afternoon by  McAfee.

There  is no repair yet for this  kind of virus.  This virus destroys the Zero Sector of your hard disk, where vital  information function is stored.

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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.

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