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RE: Virus Notification Template
From: "Jennifer Fountain" <jfountain () rbinc com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 17:29:16 -0500

This is what we send out and the users seem to understand (HTH):

Subject:        Virus Alert - 1/4/2004

Notice:

There is a new virus that is circulating around the internet and may
cause damage to your machine.  Please read below for a description and
how to prevent infection.  If you receive any email or files that
resemble the below description, please do not open the file/email and
delete the file/email immediately.

Name of virus: 
MyDoom

Method of Infections:
Email

Virus Characteristics:
The virus arrives in an email message as follows:
From: (Spoofed email sender)
Do not assume that the sender address is an indication that the sender
is infected. Additionally you may receive alert messages from a ail
server that you are infected, which may not be the case. 

Subject: (Varies, such as)
*       Error 
*       Status 
*       Server Report 
*       Mail Transaction Failed 
*       Mail Delivery System 
*       hello 
*       hi 

Body: (Varies, such as) 
*       The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and
has been sent as a binary attachment. 
*       The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a
binary attachment. 
*       Mail transaction failed. Partial message is available. 

Attachment: (varies [.bat, .exe, .pif, .cmd, .scr] - often arrives in a
ZIP archive) (22,528 bytes)
*       examples (common names, but can be random) 
*       doc.bat 
*       document.zip 
*       message.zip 
*       readme.zip 
*       text.pif 
*       hello.cmd 
*       body.scr 
*       test.htm.pif 
*       data.txt.exe 
*       file.scr 

Symptoms (if infected):
*       Upon executing the virus, Notepad is opened, filled with
nonsense characters. 

Please forward all questions or concerns to the helpdesk.

Thank you
The Helpdesk. 

-----Original Message-----
From: gipson5 () comcast net [mailto:gipson5 () comcast net] 
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 10:47 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Virus Notification Template

Does anyone know of a generic Word, .txt, etc. template for sending out
email virus alerts/communications to end users?  Thanks in advance.

Todd Gipson
Security Manager
Invision Imaging

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