The time-tested advice about email attachments still holds:
Do not open unexpected email attachments.
The W32.Beagle worm (virus) appeared in three new forms on Wednesday,
March 3. Many UVM email readers have received false warnings about
their email accounts, while others received brief messages enticing
them to open a password-protected attachment. Ignore and delete these
The messages themselves are different, but they all say one must open a
password-protected ZIP file to read the details. As of Wednesday
afternoon, March 3, password-protected attachments are not being
delivered (they're being replaced with an informational message), but
earlier messages may still contain the wormy attachment. Please, don't
open it. The attachment contains the worm, and if you're using a
Windows computer, it will infect the computer if you open it.
Computers are also being infected through file-sharing networks like
KaZaA, Grokster, and Limewire.
Damage can be extensive, and you could lose your work. An infected
computer immediately starts infecting other computers, and is subject
to termination of network access.
For more information, including how to protect your computer, please
see the latest news on the Computing Web site:
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