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  1. New Worm Spreading Rapidly Across Internet -Experts
    Mon January 26, 2004 07:05 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security experts warned on Monday about a
    new virus outbreak that was spreading quickly across the Internet.
    The new virus, dubbed MyDoom or Novarg, is a mass-mailing worm that
    arrives as an attachment with an .exe, .scr, .zip or .pif extension
    and can have a subject line of "test" or "status."

    It mails itself out to addresses in the victim's computer and is
    clogging mail servers and degrading network performance at companies,
    experts said.

    "Mailboxes at large corporations are infected and reporting multiple
    infections throughout their entire organizations," said David Perry,
    global education director at Trend Micro.

    The worm was discovered on Monday afternoon and spread so quickly that
    Trend Micro, Network Associates, Symantec and other anti-virus
    companies were rating it a "high" outbreak.

    Security experts said they were still analyzing the virus to discover
    what it does to the victim computers.
     
  2. Somebody with my address has it. I just threw out a dozen copies.
    Okay, who opened that file?
     
  3. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Same happened to me about an hour ago. :-(

    Symantec have already put out an update.

    Ken
     
  4. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    On 26 Jan 2004 18:03:52 -0800, said...
    I got something that says I tried to send one.

    ****
    The following message has been rejected by the Firewall System

    because it contained a virus (file.scr W32/[email protected]).
    ****

    It said I tried to send it to vs5 - at - vnet -d.o.t- co -d.o.t- uk
    which is a new one on me. Not in my address book/history. Not even
    a cookie. Not in the registry, either. Ho hum.

    I also got one with a random looking subject line and an attach
    called test.zip. I'm thinking the thing mutated after getting my
    address from whoever.

    My mail client doesn't execute attachments :p
     
  5. Tim Dicus

    Tim Dicus Guest

    Hi Mike,

    I get that all the time. My email server has several countries blocked, including Italy (spamafia) and Japan (spamikazi). access.db
    is a wonderful tool when used correctly.

    The spammers now use my email address as the sender, the return-path, and reply-to in their spam and vengeance/hate mail.

    I had one spammer email me and told me I was a "very bad man". In the words of Spehro Pefhany: "Bwahahahah!"

    The best way to check is to examine the entire email, including the headers, and see what the originating email server IP was. That
    tells the tale! For Outlook Express, it is:
    right-click the message to get a drop-down box, then
    [Properties][Details][Message Source].

    Tim
     
  6. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    yeah. I can look at headers in mailwasher, Pegasus, and Dialog. I
    just checked the regitry and all to be safe.
     
  7. I read in sci.electronics.design that Active8 <[email protected]
    link.net> wrote (in <>
    ) about 'New virus/worm to watch out for. High prioirty', on Tue, 27 Jan
    2004:
    It's forging my e-mail address as well. My mail reader is Turnpike,
    which is not only rare but has an encrypted address book that PC viruses
    can't find.
     
  8. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    I remember. I checked out Turnpike and settled on 40tude Dialog for
    mail and news. Still migrating. Nice feature that encryption. I
    think if Dialog isn't open source if it doesn't have such a
    feature, I'll just have to write an address book app that does and
    send mail from there.
     
  9. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Your addresses are just being picked at random out of some infected bunny's
    address book. I've received a couple of bounced messages and used the
    headers to tell the guy on the next desk to fix his home PC!

    Cheers.

    Ken
     
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