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Re: Warning - new trend of attempts to infect ISP users (possiblyvirus)

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Wed Mar 03 06:09:09 2004

Erm is it me or are the writers of Bagle and Netsky determined to keep morphing 
their code to outwit the virus scanners.. is this a new trend in virus writing - 
beat the systems by evolving your code quicker than the security firms can 
release updates?

Steve

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Larry Rosenman wrote:

> <http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_101071.htm>
> 
> W32/Bagle.[hij]@MM
> 
> 
> 
> --On Tuesday, March 02, 2004 20:07:17 -0800 "william(at)elan.net" 
> <william@elan.net> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > I have just seen emails (several different kinds) pretending to be sent
> > from 3 of my isp domains to users of those domains warning users that
> > their email account would be disabled and asking to open a .pif
> > attachment. I know largest ISPs probably have expierenced this but I
> > believe what I  have seen today means they are after ISPs (or possibly
> > just after any  domains with number of email addresses under them) of all
> > sizes right at  the moment. All emails we received from the same source
> > ip - 129.59.206.187 Please check your email base for what looks like the
> > following
> > (in the examples I changed everything to elan.net, actually every isp
> > domain received different example of this, only first one is exact).
> >
> > Example 1:
> > ---
> > From: management@elan.net
> > To: xxxxx@elan.net
> > Subject: Email account utilization warning.
> >
> > Hello  user  of Elan.net e-mail server,
> >
> > Your e-mail account has  been temporary disabled  because  of unauthorized
> > access.
> >
> > For further details see the  attach.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >    The Elan.net team                               http://www.elan.net
> > ---
> >
> > Example 2:
> > ---
> > From: administration@elan.net
> > To: xxxx@elan.net
> > Subject: Warning about your e-mail account.
> >
> > Dear user of "Elan.net" mailing system,
> >
> > Our main mailing server  will be temporary  unavaible  for next two days,
> > to  continue receiving mail in these  days you  have  to  configure  our
> > free auto-forwarding service.
> >
> > Further details  can be  obtained  from attached  file.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >    The Elan.net team                             http://www.elan.net
> > ---
> >
> > Example3:
> > ---
> > To: xxxxx@elan.net
> > Subject: Warning about your e-mail account.
> > From: administration@elan.net
> >
> > Dear user, the management of Elan.net mailing system wants to let you
> > know that,
> >
> > Some of our clients complained  about the spam (negative e-mail content)
> > outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been  infected by
> > a  proxy-relay trojan  server. In order to keep  your  computer safe,
> > follow the instructions.
> >
> > Please, read  the attach for further details.
> >
> > The Management,
> >      The  Elan.net team                             http://www.elan.net
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 





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