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New W32.Gibe variant making the rounds?
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Alif The Terrible)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 19:49:04 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Snow, Corey wrote:

I just a little while ago was informed by my mail system admin that a
message intended for me had been snagged by our mail filters as containing
the W32_GibeA virus. Many of you probably remember that this was the little
bugger that went around under the guise of a Microsoft Security update and
had an attachment called Q216309.exe, which was actually a backdoor and
massmailer with its own SMTP engine.

Well, this one seemed to be a bit different. It had a return address of
"pgp-key-request () hostmaster org" and the subject line was "Introduction on
ADSL". I've requested a copy of the original message. If and when I receive
it, I'll forward any other relevant details along. I'm assuming that this is
an attempt to tart up the original W32.Gibe virus and cause a new round of

Apologies if this is something that is already seen; I was concerned that a
new social-engineering attempt using the old Gibe virus was being made.


Corey Snow

You're about a week and a half late on this one.  

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin () mfn org

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...

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