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

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Wed Mar 03 11:19:46 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?
> 
> new trend in that it started only a decade ago?

Perhaps I'm only following this as its affecting us more, but I dont recall a 
time previously when I've had so many viruses hitting us and getting thro our 
scanners with nothing we can do about it. I dont recall seeing viruses with 
variants as high as 'j' before, especially in the relatively short time since 
the previous variants were out

Seriously, drop some references if I'm off-track.. its just my perception and 
I'm not an expert at all with viruses...

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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