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Re: Brace yourselves.. W32/Sobig-F about to mutate...
From: up () 3 am
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:16:32 -0400 (EDT)
Just started getting it here...it came from a local Comcast cable user,
and so overwhelmed the mail server, that SpamAssassin and qmail-scanner
stopped scanning it. I had to nullroute that IP to stop it...
it looks like this:
Return-Path: <admin () duma gov ru>
Delivered-To: james () pil net
Received: (qmail 77869 invoked from network); 22 Aug 2003 17:39:16 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO localhost) (188.8.131.52)
by richard2.pil.net with SMTP; 22 Aug 2003 17:39:16 -0000
From: "Microsoft" <security () microsoft com>
To: <james () pil net>
Subject: Use this patch immediately !
1 Shown 3 lines Text
2 9.6 KB Application
3 Shown 0 lines Text
Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
A quick heads up, if anybody hasn't heard:
At 1900GMT today, ET phones home, and picks up the next payload of
instructions. Nobody knows (yet) what they'll be, but SoBig-E erased itself,
put in a password grabber, and then installed a mail proxy for spammer use.
This one *may* just play the theme song from Bozo the Clown and erase itself,
but I severely doubt it's gonna be that nice.
James Smallacombe PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
up () 3 am http://3.am