City of Lincoln
2004 Media Releases
The City’s Information Services Division has been notified that a computer virus is being spread through e-mail initiated by an unknown individual using the name “The City of Lincoln.” Doug Thomas, Manager for the City’s Information Services Division, said this is not the “Mydoom” worm that made national news earlier this week, but it is a variation of the “INOR” virus. The e-mail containing the virus reads:
Please press “open” and read the attached Billing Notice
Note: if you do not read this within 24 hours, we at lincoln.ne.gov regret to inform you we will have to suspend internet service.
Information Services is advising computer-users NOT to open this attachment, which may introduce a virus. The City is not an ISP (Internet Service Provider), so most receiving this e-mail have probably already identified it as lacking in authenticity and, potentially, a virus-carrier.
The virus is explained in detail on Symantec’s website.