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Thread: Virus Warning.
07-27-2004, 12:00 PM #1
Just want to give everyone a heads` up. There are several versions of
MyDoom running around right now. Version O is the latest (that I know of)
and it spoofs email addresses and has a bit of sneaky prose in it along
with the attached virus:
>From: "The Post Office" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Returned mail: Data format error
>Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 01:23:51 -0700
>X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
>Dear user firstname.lastname@example.org,
>Your email account has been used to send a large amount of spam during
>Most likely your computer had been compromised and now runs a trojan proxy
>We recommend that you follow instruction in order to keep your computer safe.
>oracle.wizards.com support team.
Below this text is an attached file called (in the version sent me)
"email@example.com" which is, of course, the
virus. Cute, huh?
Here`s a link to the McAfee description of the virus:
Though the above message appears to come from the Wizards` server that
doesn`t mean that the wizards` server is infected. In fact, it probably
isn`t, but if you get something that looks like it`s from wizards--or just
about anyone at the moment--and has an attachment there`s a pretty good
chance its not what it appears to be.
If you`re using Norton/Semantic antivirus, BTW, they appear to be up to
version M of this virus as of the time of this writing. I`m sure they`ll
catch up soon, but if you`re using that software be particularly on your
guard since it will get past their realtime scanning.
07-27-2004, 12:14 PM #2
damn i use norton... thanks for the head up."Who was the first that forged the deadly blade? Of rugged steel his savage soul was made." --Tibullus
"Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum." --Vegetius
"Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than war." --Homer
07-27-2004, 07:20 PM #3
At 02:14 PM 7/27/2004 +0200, tcharazazel wrote:
> damn i use norton... thanks for the head up.
Correction (sort of): It looks like Norton/Semantec calls this version of
Mydoom "M" while McAfee calls it "O". Realtime scanning did not appear to
find the file that got sent to me, even though I had updated virus
definitions, so I`m not sure what`s going on with it.... In any case, a
little extra vigilance over the next couple of days can`t hurt.
07-27-2004, 09:36 PM #4
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