[Ansteorra] New Graphic site virus....
silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 13 21:44:31 PDT 2006
On Jun 13, 2006, at 10:06 PM, caladin wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the name of the virus, it came up in my mozilla
> preview pane and norton seems to
> be unaware of it.. I'd like to make a targeted scan,
It's a new worm, which appeared yesterday morning. It exploits a
you are reading these messages using their web-based reader). It
doesn't appear to affect anyone else (i.e., if you are reading these
messages using Outlook [Windows] or Mail [Mac], etc.).
It carries its payload as an attachment. If you don't open the
attachment, it does nothing. If you delete it unread, it does
nothing. If you open the attachment *while using Yahoo!Mail*, then it
harvests your Yahoo!Mail address book and sends itself to everyone in
that list (and sends the list of addresses to a spammer). It makes
itself appear to be sent randomly from one of those known-good
Here's more information about it:
Bottom line: all y'all, delete every message with the subject "New
Graphic Site", unread.
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