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    Heads up: W32/NetSky-AB

    I just noticed some files being blocked on our mailservers. They had all the characteristics of a virus but none of my virusscanners detected anything.

    After a forced update (it automaticly updates every morning) Sophos detected it as W32/NetSky-AB. McAfee doesn't recognise it without an extra.dat (webimmune marked it as a 'New Detection').
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    heh netsky-AB now is it....maybe i should add it to my existing list of the netsky series....i wont forget to mention it came from you

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    I think it's going to be a looooong list ;-)

    Seems to spread pretty fast. Already caught at least a dozen of 'm in the last hour.
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    When does it stop ?

    Why is netsky so popular that people keep making new ones ?

    I have a feeling that Netsky has to have the most variants ever.
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    This is last months news but according to http://www.bizreport.com/article.php?art_id=6665 , Phatbot holds the distinction of most variants with over 200.

    Hackerintel.com says there are over 450 but I didn't find any other sources of that in the 3 minutes I spent at Google.

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    Re: When does it stop ?

    Originally posted here by MoonWolf
    Why is netsky so popular that people keep making new ones ?
    The creators of NetSky and Bagle seem to be fighting it out. And we're all innocent victims of their war.
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