April 2nd, 2002, 11:50 PM
April 2 Alerts...some old and some new
Discovered on: March 31, 2002
Due to an increased rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has upgraded the threat rating of W32.MyLife.C@mm from Category 2 to Category 3 as of April 2, 2002.
W32.MyLife.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that emails itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book and the MSN Messenger contact list. It arrives as the attachment List.TXT.scr.
It may format drives and delete files depending on the system time.
Also Known As: W32/MyLife.c@mm
Discovered on: April 2, 2002
W32.MyLife.F@mm is a mass-mailing worm that emails itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book and the MSN Messenger contact list. It arrives as the attachment List480.TXT.scr.
Depending on the system time, it may format drives and delete files.
Discovered on: March 29, 2002
DynHTML.Exploit is a modification of an earlier exploit that is known as XMLid.Exploit. In this version, the code includes some dynamic HTML instructions.
I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
April 3rd, 2002, 12:30 AM
Ever vigil, Zigar. Keep up the good work.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
April 3rd, 2002, 01:13 AM
Thanks for the tip. I will check that out tomorrow when I get back in the office.
I ran across a message the other day about a virus that instructs you to save the attachment as an "executable," instead of the current file extension. The malware writer actually went to the length of providing instructions to the end user as to how to accomplish this. Once the extension is saved as an "exe," the author instructs the user to "double click on the file" to see what happens. A new kind of social engineering virus...preying on the less skilled computer user.
\"No matter where you go,
there you are.\"