New worm posses 'Big Threat' to email users!

Question

Symantec security response discovered that the [email protected] worm is running wild. This level 3 worm is currently ranked the second highest threat and was found on 5-18-03!

Answer

This question was answered on May 21, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

[email protected] is a mass-mailing worm considered to be a big threat The worm uses a built in e-mailer engine to distribute itself to addresses on the infected PC The email comes in disguise as something from Microsoft and has an attachment

The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: It is one of the following:

-Your details

-Approved (Ref: 38446-263

-Re: Approved (Ref: 3394-65467)

-Your password

-Re: My details

-Screensaver

-Cool screensaver

-Re: Movie

-Re: My Application

Message: All information is in the attached file.

Attachment:It is one of the following:

-your_details.pif

-ref-394755.pif

-approved.pif

-password.pif

-doc_details.pif

-screen_temp.pif

-screen_doc.pif

-movie28.pif

-application.pif

Most Windows operating systems are affected

Symantec advises all possible victims to download latest virus definitions immediately and deploy.

Get complete instruction on protection and removal from Symantec at:

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

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on May 21, 2003