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Re: Brace yourselves.. W32/Sobig-F about to mutate...
From: Fergie <fergdawg () netzero net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 18:41:02 GMT



Let's not get too spooked -- this is yet another annoyance
that exemplifies just how ludicrous the virus writer's
"one-upmanship" really can get, something which has been
around for quite some time.

Thanks for the heads-up, which is (in my opinion) the appropriate
response -- anything resembling panic, scare tactics, or a
"Charlie Foxtrot", would only contribute to the problem.

It seems like that has become the norm (charlie yada), and
as engineering folk, we need to be more objective. :-)

Let's make sure we put this into the proper perspective and
not contribute to the hype. Does that sound fair? (This is merely
a general statement/question and not directed to Valdis.)

Cheers,

- fergie


Valdis 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.

http://www.f-secure.com/news/items/news_2003082200.shtml




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