A video made for just a few thousand pounds, and staring unpaid student actors has become an YouTube internet phenomenon, which has now been seen by millions of people. The four-minute film, made by Gwent police, is designed to warn youngsters about the perils of texting while driving.
The film has fuelled debates about road safety and prompted people from India to Canada to contact the Welsh force to describe how affected they have been by the images. It was described as one of the most powerful public information films ever made by advertising guru Donny Deutsch
Today we recieved one of the emails that you get occasionally, which promises a masivly damaging virus is just about to strike. This one had the headline HUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD!
We always advise people to check these messages out via a reputable website like McAfee or Sophos, because many of them are hoaxes. In fact they are realy a form of computer virus that is spread by well meaning people. The message is usually a chain e-mail that tells the recipient to forward it to everyone they know. Some IT specialists consider virus hoaxes and other chain e-mails to be a computer worm in and of themselves, as they replicate by exploiting users’ ignorance or emotional responses.
McAfee advise users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on, as this is how an email HOAX propagates.