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Old 05-30-2005, 03:06 PM   #1

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Default Medium Risk Virus Alert

TrendLabs has issued a Medium Risk Virus Alert for WORM_MYTOB.AR The full details are below.
As of May 30, 2005 3:12 AM YEAR TIME PST (PDT/GMT -7:00), TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_MYTOB.AR. TrendLabs has received several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in Australia, China, Hongkong, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, United States.

The following is a brief summary of what this worm is capable of doing:

This memory-resident worm propagates by sending a copy of itself as an attachment to an email message, which it sends to target recipients using its own Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) engine.

This email message has the following details:

Subject: (any of the following)
*DETECTED* Online User Violation
*IMPORTANT* Please Validate Your Email Account
*IMPORTANT* Your Account Has Been Locked
*WARNING* Your Email Account Will Be Closed
Account Alert
Email Account Suspension
Important Notification
Notice of account limitation
Notice: **Last Warning**
Notice:***Your email account will be suspended***
Security measures
Your email account access is restricted
Your Email Account is Suspended For Security Reasons

Message body: (any of the following)
Once you have completed the form in the attached file , your account records will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
please look at attached document.
Please read the attached document and follow it's instructions.
Please see the attachement.
The original message has been included as an attachment.
To safeguard your email account from possible termination, please see the attached file.
To unblock your email account acces, please see the attachement.
We attached some important information regarding your account.
We have suspended some of your email services, to resolve the problem you should read the attached document.
We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy, more info is attached.

Attachment: (any combination of the following file names and extension names)

File name:


Extension name:


This worm also takes advantage of the LSASS vulnerability to propagate.

This worm also has backdoor capabilities. It comes with a built-in Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bot that allows it to connect to a specific IRC server. It then waits for commands from a remote user.

It also terminates processes, some of which are related to antivirus and security programs.
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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I already got several of those emails. But unless I open the file, nothing can happen, I suppose.
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