Danger! A Variant of [email protected] has been released on the Net!

Question

Symantec response has upgraded [email protected] to a Category 3 threat from a Category 2 threat.

Answer

This question was answered on November 7, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

[email protected] is a level 3 worm found on 10-31-03! This worm has infected email users accross the Web and steals information from infected users It effects most Windows operating systems and has the following characteristics:

Subject: Re[2]: our private photos [random string of letters]

Attachment: photos.zip

Message:

  Hello Dear!,

  Finally i've found possibility to right u, my lovely girl :)

  All our photos which i've made at the beach (even when u're without ur bh:))

  photos are great! This evening i'll come and we'll make the best SEX :)

  Right now enjoy the photos.

  Kiss, James.

  [random sequence of letters]

This is considered to be a wild worm with high distribution Symantec advises all possible victims to download the latest virus definitions immediately and deploy, as well us updating all Microsoft security patches

Get complete instruction on protection and removal from Symantec at:

<a href= "http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]"> http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]mm.html</a>

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on November 7, 2003