This "Kelly" is a little late on this one. It is a real virus, but has been around since 2006. It is not new, and not showing up much anymore.
Here is what the Norton site says about it:
Threat AssessmentWildWild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: Medium
Distribution Level: Medium
It also does not do what the message says it does. the message has been cobbled together from two different pieces.
That said, everyone should always be careful of what they open and what they click on. The real danger is not these big flashy hacker virus', it is the spyware and adware that you can pick up without ever knowing it. Those things degrade your machines performance and can even tell people things you would rather not be known.
It also pays to think critically about what you see in your inbox and on the internet. I never take this sort of thing at face value. I always check it out at my virus protection software site.
Thios piece is a funny example. They have put the prhase "THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES." in the text, and even provided a link. I guess they figure that no one will bother to read it, but when you follow the link, it tells you this is not that big of a deal.
God knows what we are to do! I am determined, for one, to go with my countrymen; "right or wrong, sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish," I am with them. - William Barret Travis, July 30, 1835