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ALERT 00-041

"LoveLetter/LoveBug Worm Virus"
May 04, 2000

On May 04, 2000, the NIPC received reports indicating that a new, in-the-wild worm virus identified as LoveLetter or LoveBug is being propagated globally via e-mail. Users SHOULD NOT open e-mails with the subject line "ILOVEYOU" and SHOULD immediately delete them. Anti-virus software vendors are currently working on inoculation software. Please consult your anti-virus software web site for updated information and inoculations.

Please report any evidence of infection to your local FBI office, NIPC, military or civilian computer incident response group, as appropriate. The NIPC Watch and Warning Unit can be reached at (202) 323-3204/3205/3206.