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mark.p
26-02-2004, 08:51 AM
Sorry if I appear to be an alarmist to this one could be bad news-


http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/virus/story/0,10801,90468,00.html?nas=VVR-90468

http://spod.cx/s?4d9

FEBRUARY 25, 2004 ( IDG NEWS SERVICE ) - The latest variant of the
Mydoom virus, discovered Friday, is still spreading and actively
deleting files from victims' computers, security researchers warned
today.

The variant, dubbed Mydoom.F, not only tries to perform a
distributed denial-of-service attack on the Web sites of Microsoft
Corp. and the Recording Industry Association of America Inc., but
also has a destructive payload that deletes document and picture
files, according to information from researchers at Helsinki,
Finland-based F-Secure Corp.

While Mydoom.F isn't as widespread as previous variants, it is more
destructive, said Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at
F-Secure. "Mydoom.F gradually goes through your system again and
again, deleting files," Hypponen said.

Pheonix
26-02-2004, 10:08 AM
No, makes sense to post. Forewarned is forearmed.

Barnabas
26-02-2004, 11:20 AM
it just lucky the first mydoom didn't do this. Then there would have been a lot more grief. I'm just waiting for the next big worm that doesn't require a user to open any attachement and then goes about deleting files or formatting disks.
Fortunately I have an old word processor that is virus free :-)
B.

Billy T
26-02-2004, 11:29 AM
Hi Team

I have noted a small increase in virus messages following the intial tail-off after Feb 14th. They had dropped to 2-3 per day and now they are back at 8-10 per day. File size has increased from 31-32 Kb to 48-49 Kb and the attachments so far are .zip & .doc.

Looking at the contents of the attachments via MailWasher they seem to contain almost identical code so I guess it is a variant of Mydoom. I haven't tried to download one to let NAV tell me what it is, I am not that keen to find out. :|

Standard Mydoom continues to come at low levels so Feb 14th was not definitive.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :)

beama
26-02-2004, 11:33 AM
>I'm just
> waiting for the next big worm that doesn't require a
> user to open any attachement and then goes about
> deleting files or formatting disks.

enough of those creative ideas Barny

Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 12:15 PM
> No, makes sense to post. Forewarned is forearmed.

Yes, Very well said!!

Barnabas>
Im not sure all sympathise with your opinion... Though for me its great being immune to all these.
At work however, it is a different story :-(


Chill.