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Old 01-27-2004, 14:32   #1 (permalink)
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new virus

i got hit by the new virus today "mydoom"

it came in the form of an undelivered email with the attachment "hello"

now luckily i remembered the virus the otherday that had attachment "hi" and thought they might be the same virus and promptly delected it without opening the attachment.

i have since recieved 3 more emails of the same nature and have updated my (shitty no-name freeware cus ive got no money) anti virus.

and i have sent an email to everyone in my address book about the virus just incase.

has anyone else had this virus yet??

it is set to spawn a Denial of sevice attack on some website of a company that claim they crated some of the program linux, on feb 1

it also leaves a "backdoor" so hackers can take over your computor
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Old 01-27-2004, 15:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: new virus

***ATTENTION VIRUS ALERT***

A new virus worm known as W32/Mydoom@MM (McAfee and Innoculan), W32.Novarg.A@MM (Symantec) has been quickly spreading across the internet. This virus is a mass-mailing worm that arrives as an attachment with the file extension .bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip. If you execute these attachments they will create backdoors and further propagate the virus. In addition, the backdoor has the ability to download and execute arbitrary files. Please do not open or execute any unexpected file attachments from unknown sources.



As always, if you have a questions about the safety or validity of any message you receive, please contact the IT Help Desk before opening any unfamiliar attachments. Also, please verify that the anti-virus software on your systems is functioning correctly and has the most recent signature update. If you require assistance please contact the IT Help Desk.



An example of the email containing the virus will look similar to the following:









From: may be a spoofed from address

Subject:
(one of the following)
test
hi
hello
Mail Delivery System
Mail Transaction Failed
Server Report
Status
Error

Message:
(one of the following)
Mail transaction failed. Partial message is available.
The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.
The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been sent as a binary attachment.

Attachment:
(one of the following)
document
readme
doc
text
file
data
test
message
body

Notes:
The attachment may have two suffixes. If so, the first suffix will be one of the following:
.htm
.txt
.doc
The worm will always end with one of the following suffixes:
.pif
.scr
.exe
.cmd
.bat
.zip
The icon displayed will look like the following:



unless the worm has .exe or .scr for an extension, in which case the file will use the following icon:






For more information on the W32.Novarg.A@mm visit: http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/da...varg.a@mm.html



Thank you for your attention,
IT Operations
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Old 01-27-2004, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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Re: new virus

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i have since recieved 3 more emails of the same nature and have updated my (shitty no-name freeware cus ive got no money) anti virus.
For those of us who would rather spend our hard earned $$$ on our cars rather then on our computers, you might be interested in eTrust EZ armor, which is FREE until the 30th of June this year.

It uses re-branded versions of two of the big name commercial Anti-virus and Firewall products, and for the price, you can't go wrong!

Please note, I have no connection whatsoever with Computer Associates - I've only posted this in the hope that other people might find it useful.
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thanks i'll give it a go
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Old 01-27-2004, 16:57   #5 (permalink)
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Must be bad karma this thread. Just as I finished reading it, I got this virus in an email.

Subject: TEST

The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.

Attached file: message.zip
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Old 01-27-2004, 16:59   #6 (permalink)
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Yep I have removed about 15 of the W32.Novarg.A@mm infected emails so far.
Anti virus picked them up.
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Old 01-27-2004, 17:00   #7 (permalink)
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Re: new virus

not another one..........

but seriously...I dont know how people get these things. As if Im goiing to open an email that says "hello" on it and download a file from it....I dont want to offend anyone but logic would suggest not to download it.
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Old 01-27-2004, 17:05   #8 (permalink)
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had about 20 since yesterday. Anti virus kills them quick
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Old 01-27-2004, 17:29   #9 (permalink)
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So far I haven't received this virus e-mail. I got an e-mail subjected 'yo' and deleted it straight away just incase, but you get alot of shit like that on AOL.
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Old 01-27-2004, 17:36   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've already had it 6 times since yesterday, all through my office's Telstra email address. Lucky I've got McAfee here. The Telstra email system is so full of spam, and virus's it's not funny. Never get them at home or my personal work email addresses.
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