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RE: Annoying virus being mailed to me
From: "Mike Heitz" <mikeheitz () upshotmail com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 14:54:56 -0600


That's another one that will come to you from just about anywhere. If
someone is infected and has your email address anywhere on their system,
you'll get targeted. Here's the write up from Symantec... of interest is
the section describing where the worm harvest email addresses from. The
fact that you are getting them from varying IP addy's is because of the
number of people who are infected.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.a () mm h

mike heitz ** sr it manager ** UPSHOT
312-943-0900 x5190

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Carter [mailto:chris.carter () ebunda com] 
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 3:54 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Annoying virus being mailed to me

Hi guys,

For the last two months or so I have been receiving emails with the
I-Worm/Sobig virus attached about twice a day. My anti-virus sw protects
me well so I am not infected in any way (nor has anybody else here).
Initially, I used to ignore the messages and delete them; after a couple
of weeks I decided to trace the source IP from the mail header and send
complaint messages to the corresponding ISP. But the Bast**d keeps
finding other IP's to mail me from. Messages come from big () boss com  Is
anyone else being targeted? Is this a common occurrence? Am I the only


Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 27.01.2003

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