Text of the hoax reads as follows:
"Please look out for a mail message you may receive with the subject
"Phantom Menace" to do with the name of the film, Episode One.
Please do not open as it is one of the most powerful viruses known to date. it
is only around 3 days old and is on the internet. Microsoft estimate that it
cause some 100 million USD of damage before an anti-virus is developed.
It will destroy all Microsoft programmes and memory and enters through mail
on the Internet. The file name is att1.unk.
Please forward this message to all your contacts."
In common with many hoaxes, this one: falsely claims to describe an extremely dangerous virus
falsely claims that the report was issued by a computer company
asks you to forward it to all your friends
As usual, you are urged not to pass on warnings of this sort, as
the continued re-forwarding of chain letter hoaxes simply wastes
Also, you are urged not to run any program you receive via email,
whether a warning exists about it or not. Programs received in
this way should be treated as untrusted, and avoided.