Symantec security response discovered that the W32.Sobig.B@mm worm is running wild. This level 3 worm is currently ranked the second highest threat and was found on 5-18-03!
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W32.Sobig.B@mm 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:
-Approved (Ref: 38446-263
-Re: Approved (Ref: 3394-65467)
-Re: My details
-Re: My Application
Message: All information is in the attached file.
Attachment:It is one of the following:
Most Windows operating systems are affected
Symantec advises all possible victims to download latest virus definitions immediately and deploy.
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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on May 21, 2003