The Internet launch of Fantasy Formula 1 had an early run into the
pits, I hear, when a draft e-mail version of the launch release was
found to be carrying a computer virus.
The problem happened when someone sent an e-mail, carrying the Word
Concept virus, to Flapjack Communications.
As Flapjack passed the release over the Net, rather then bringing it
back into their anti-viral protected systems, the little blighter kept
A somewhat embarrassed Flapjack spokeswoman stresses that only one
person was infected and that, on hearing of the problem, the company
immediately cleaned the file.
’We resolved never to send a file over the Net again and to always bring
files back into our systems and check them against our anti-virus
systems,’ she says ruefully.