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URGENT NEWS...re: NEW MS WORM infecting Computers
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Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 17:17:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Date: Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 7:24 a.m.

New MS worm infecting computers-WARNING!
symantec ^ | 8/19/03 | self

Posted on 08/19/2003 7:22 AM PDT by TheBigB

Due to the number of submissions received from customers, Symantec Security Response has upgraded this threat to a Category 3 from a Category 2 threat.

W32.Sobig.F@mm is a mass-mailing, network-aware worm that sends itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files with the following extensions:

.dbx .eml .hlp .htm .html .mht .wab .txt

Email Routine Details The email message has the following characteristics:

From: admin@internet.com

Subject: Re: Details Re: Approved Re: Re: My details Re: Thank you! Re: That movie Re: Wicked screensaver Re: Your application Thank you! Your details

Body: See the attached file for details Please see the attached file for details.

Attachment: application.zip (contains application.pif) details.zip (contains details.pif) document_9446.zip (contains document_9446.pif) document_all.zip (contains document_all.pif) movie0045.zip (contains movie0045.pif) thank_you.zip (contains thank_you.pif) your_details.zip (contains your_details.pif) your_document.zip (contains your_document.pif) wicked_scr.zip (contains wicked_scr.scr)

NOTE: The worm deactivates on September 10, 2003. The last day on which the worm will spread is September 9, 2003.


Jimbob    Posted 08-19-2003 at 17:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
eek. Hope the Zone Alarm Pro set in stealth mode to close all non used ports works!


Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 19:00:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Jimbob... Is Zone Alarm a bug protector?
as well as a fire wall?


Jimbob    Posted 08-19-2003 at 20:22:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is a powerful firewall. It will make your computer invisible to others.


Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 21:25:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Jimbob, that sounds great.. I will have to check that out... Thanks. :) How is it in
Michigan tonite?


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