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RE: Sobig.f surprise attack today
From: "Todd Mitchell - lists" <lists () ciphin com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:13:27 -0400

| Jim Dawson
| Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 2:02 PM
| Subject: Sobig.f surprise attack today
| F-Secure Corporation is warning about a new level of attack to be
| unleashed by the Sobig.F worm today. Supposed to take place at 1900
| http://www.f-secure.com/news/items/news_2003082200.shtml

See the following message sent out by X-Force a few hours ago.



Computers infected with the Sobig.F worm are programmed
to automatically download an executable of unknown function
from a hard-coded list of servers at 19:00 UTC (3:00pm EDT)
X-Force is recommending wholesale outbound filtering of 
the following IP addresses:

The request method uses UDP port 8998. X-Force also 
recommends that this port be filtered outbound.

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