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Snippets #6, Friday, 26.May.2000     (ISSN 1530-9622)

 

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__________NEW VIRUS: CYBeRNeT

See http://www.ca.com/virusinfo/virusalert.htm#O97M_Cybernet_A

There is a dangerous new polymorphic virus that spreads by attaching to
outgoing email.

The virus sends itself to the first 50 entries found in a user's Microsoft
Outlook address book. Computer Associates has reported Cybernet "in the
field".

The email arrives with a subject line "You`ve GOT Mail !!!" and the text of
the message reads "Please, save the document after you read and don`t show
to anyone else. The document is also VIRUS FRee so DISREGARD the virus
protection warning !!!"

The virus will try to format the hard drive following the next reboot by the
user.

Cybernet is reminiscent of the Melissa virus and has the potential to
overload email servers due to the volume of mail sent out automatically.

IMPORTANT: Unlike the VBS Worms recently discovered, Cybernet infects
Microsoft Word and excel files.

 
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