MONDAY, February 24th, 2003, AT 11:30 AM, PST

E-Mail Virus Alert

Please be alert for e-mails that have the following characteristics: The body of the e-mail says: "I'll try to reply as soon as possible. and or: "Take a look to the attachment and send me your opinion!" Attached is a file named either FUN.EXE or CARD.EXE. If you receive such an e-mail, even if it appears to be from someone you know, please delete it.

MONDAY, January 27th, 2003, AT 10:00 PM, PST


  • Several months ago we warned those of you who read our news board about an e-mail virus going around. Well, here we are again. We remind EVERYONE, DO NOT OPEN an e-mail attachment from ANYONE! Today we had close to 100 "Returned mail" e-mails in our e-mail box with a return address of an e-mail we don't even use. 95% of these return mails were to address' we never heard of, but some were. In addition, we had some incoming mail from other associates of kickboxing (Not just IKF associates) from around the world. HOWEVER, WE NEVER SENT any of these e-mails! These e-mails have files attached to them and in the subject section may say some of the following things;
    • I've missed you so much!
    • Re: your so silly!
    • see transcript for details
    • You're simply the cutest!
    • Confidential
  • These e-mails go as far as having text in the message area with lines like:
    • "Sorry I haven't been back in touch with you since our chat just before the Holiday's. I've posted the new pictures we discussed. Click here to see them."
  • WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT CLICK to see anything!

As this virus is still ongoing, please note that we no longer Open any file attachments to e-mails so please do not send us any.
It appears that someone thinks it's funny to send out e-mail with the IKF Address on it that appears important in the SUBJECT line. To begin with, we need to warn EVERYONE that we DO NOT send out IKF e-mail with "ATTACHMENTS". If you receive ANY e-mail from an address of the IKF with an attachment with it, we can assure you that it DID NOT come from us! If and when you receive any such mail, we ask you to DELETE it immediately. It is NOT from us. In addition, you may also receive mail from other people in the IKF circle. Again, if the mail has an attachment, DO NOT open it! Delete it! Even if it appears or looks like it is from a well known source! Some of these people we have received this virus mail from (Unknown to them and not their fault) have been Duke Roufus, Alby Bimpson, Jacqui Thompson, Lane Collyer, TeamZ, Alex Gong, Vierra's at "HARDKNOCKSGYM", "skydryking", just to name a FEW. Some of these e-mails have in the subject line topics such as, honey, ikf,meeting notice, A very new website, A special new website, US nationals, A powful tool, Look,my beautiful girl friend, A very funny website, your password, Hi! How are you? I send you this file in order to have your advice. See you later. Thanks. These e-mails contain "Attached" files with names ending in bat, as well as files that are been called: IKF Events, IKF Meeting, ISCF Events, Dos.bat, Readme.txt, HREF.scr,[1].htm, NAME.bat, DEFAULT.HTM, FOOTER.scr, whowas[1].htm, unknown, wushu_02[1].htm, just to name a few. Also, some of you may have received the e-mail that says in the text portion of the e-mail "A new Game" or "A great geam, check it our" or Hello,This is a IE 6.0 patch I hope you would enjoy it" etc. etc. Again, and we STRESS THIS, DO NOT OPEN any e-mail attachments, even if they look like they are from a familiar name. Also, nearly all these files are between 124K and 161K in size.