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RE: Suspect 'advisory' from someone claiming to be from Microsoft (was Fwd: Internet Security Update)
From: "Alex Arndt" <aarndt () rogers com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 17:41:28 -0500

From: Marlon Borba
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:37 PM
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Suspect 'advisory' from someone claiming to be from Microsoft
(was Fwd: Internet Security Update)

<snip>

Be careful with fake 'advisories' like this, specially if they come
with an '.exe' attached.

Cheers,

Marlon.

<snip forwarded mail>

Indeed folks should be careful - this would be the result of the
mass-mail vector propagated by W32/Gibe () MM-infected systems.

This virus (which incidentally drops a Trojan backdoor when it is
activated) was identified by the various AV vendors last week.

NAI - http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99377.htm
Symantec - http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.gibe () mm html
Sophos - http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32gibea.html
F-Secure - http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/gibe.shtml
Others -
http://www.google.ca/search?q=W32%2FGibe () MM&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Alex Arndt, GCIA

"Within all order is the potential for chaos..."


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