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Flaming monitor virus

CATEGORY: Hoax virus alerts

The Associated Press once reported the existence of a computer virus running amok in Silicon Valley. This virus supposedly made video monitors burst into flames. However, AP filed this newswire just eight days after an April Fool's Day.

This hoax virus alert gained new life some years later when the Weekly World News tabloid claimed the computer virus made monitors explode, thrusting shards of glass into the eyes of children who received infected PCs as Christmas gifts.

Last updated: 2000/8/16