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Re: Don't beat me, but i've noticed a huge influx of these .pif virii today.
- From: Steven M. Bellovin
- Date: Tue Aug 19 19:14:52 2003
In message <75634F04BFCFD511BF69009027DC86495C63B5@mailman.thenap.com>, Drew We
> Don't kill me for posting this, it may be slightly off topic but
>I have noticed a very odd spike in traffic with these virii that have .pifs
>attached to them.
>The subject is random.
>The body always says:
>"See attached file for details" and they're always a pif file.
>Anyone else notice this?
Please don't post in html.
Anyway -- it's the sobig.f virus. According to
it scans a variety of file types on the infected machine to find email
addresses to abuse.
It's not always a .pif file; sometimes, it's a .scr file.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb