At 11:12 AM 6/28/97 +0930, Douglas Greville wrote:
>Last night (25/6/97 Australia) I pulled in my email and then moved
>on to www on several military sites, mostly U.S. Signal Corp.
>When I went to save some graphics to my \Temp directory I
>discovered that I had been hit at some time during that session.
>My \Temp directory had ~30 directories under it all in French
>Language, the terms I did recognise were Chars (tanks) etc, all
>had a military French theme. My existing sub-directories had all
>been re-assigned garbage names as had all the files in them.
>File size information was ludicrous such as 1 file of 750 meg
>and another of 500meg (greater than the previously remaining
>free space on my hard disk).
>My Virus checker kept locking up.
>I eventually succeeded in deleting the entire contents of the
>\Temp directory, but it was not easy as I kept getting error
>messages as to "file does not exist" and "file name has been
>changed" and "incorrect disk inserted" (on my hard disk).
>My virus checker now reports everything OK. Not that it ever
>said there was a virus.
>I did not at any time go anywhere near a French language site.
>Nor do I recall seeing anything download to my computer.
>Anyone have any clues as to what the heck happened?
>M8 & Other Armoured Vehicles
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