Be on the alert for Trojan.Peacomm
This question was answered on January 22, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
According to Symantec:
Discovered: January 19, 2007
Updated: January 22, 2007 03:22:36 PM GMT
Also Known As: CME-711 [Common Malware Enumeration], TROJ_SMALL.EDW [Trend Micro], Small.DAM [F-Secure], Downloader-BAI [McAfee], Troj/Dorf-Fam [Sophos]
Type: Trojan Horse
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Trojan.Peacomm is a Trojan horse that drops a driver program file to download additional security threats.
Trojan.Peacomm reportedly arrives as an attachment to a spammed email with the following characteristics:
Subject (One of the following):
A killer at 11, he's free at 21 and kill again!
U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked German Chancellor Angela Merkel
British Muslims Genocide
Naked teens attack home director
230 dead as storm batters Europe
Re: Your text
Radical Muslim drinking enemies's blood
Chinese missile shot down Russian satellite
Chinese missile shot down Russian aircraft
Chinese missile shot down USA aircraft
Chinese missile shot down USA satellite
Russian missile shot down USA aircraft
Russian missile shot down USA satellite
Russian missile shot down Chinese aircraft
Russian missile shot down Chinese satellite
Saddam Hussein safe and sound!
Saddam Hussein alive!
Venezuelan leader: "Let's the War beginning"
Fidel Castro dead.
Attachment (One of the following):
Note: Due to a substantial increase in activity, Symantec Security Response raised this threat to category 3 on January 22, 2007.
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on January 22, 2007