Casino (computer virus)

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The casino computer virus is a malicious virus that upon running the infected file, copies the FATs to RAM, then deletes the FAT from the hard disk. It challenges the user to a game of Jackpot of which they have 5 credits to play with, hence the name. No matter if they win or lose, the computer shuts down, thereby making them have to reinstall MS-DOS. The message it shows when it challenges you reads:

DISK DESTROYER - A SOUVENIR OF MALTA

I have just DESTROYED the FAT on your Disk !!
However, I have a copy in RAM, and I`m giving you a last chance
to restore your precious data.
WARNING: IF YOU RESET NOW, ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE LOST - FOREVER !!
Your Data depends on a game of JACKPOT

CASINO DE MALTE JACKPOT

CREDITS: 5
any key to play

The casino computer virus activates on the 15th of January, April, August.

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