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Sober.C spreading rapidly

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by SimonV, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Sober.C spreading rapidly

    MessageLabs, the email security company, has intercepted a significant number of copies of a new variant of the Sober worm – W32/Sober.C-MM – during the past twenty four hours. The first copy of the virus appears to have been sent from Germany, and Sober.C appears to be most active in that region.

    W32/Sober.C-MM is a mass mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses harvested from infected machines. The worm also spreads via file sharing on P2P (peer-to-peer) networks.

    Similar to its predecessor W32/Sober.B-MM, emails containing the worm have varying subject lines and body texts, either in English or German.
    Upon execution, the worm will display a fake error message, beginning with the filename in quotes.

    News source: MessageLabs
    View: Network Associates Virus Information Library
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...

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