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Re: Bagle and other recent viruses (Was: warning - new trend ofattempts to infect ISP users, possibly virus)

  • From: william(at)elan.net
  • Date: Fri Mar 05 00:35:41 2004


Also the followin is talking about same too:
http://www.cmpnetasia.com/ViewArt.cfm?Artid=23047&Catid=3&subcat=50
"Dueling Hackers Sparked Bagle, Netsky Worm Blitz
 Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News , 3-Mar-2004  
  
 Security analysts are asking themselves whether the wave of malicious 
 worms that began traversing the Internet Friday and continued their blitz 
 Tuesday was a coordinated attack or mischievous coincidence. 

 No question it has been a deluge of worms. Seven variations of Bagle and 
 two of Netsky surfaced in the last five days. Was the flood just 
 happenstance? Or was there something more devious behind the surge? 

 The answer, said security experts, is a bit of both, with some fighting 
 over hacker turf thrown in for good measure
 ..."

On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, william(at)elan.net wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> 
> > 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...
> 
> This might be an interesting reading on this point - 
> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/news_story.php?id=54437
> "Rapid MyDoom, Bagle and Netsky variants do battle to control your computer
> 
>  New variants of MyDoom, Bagle and Netsky arrive in quick succession as the 
>  battle to control infected computers heats up.
> 
>  Sophos has issued alerts this morning for MyDoom-G and H, Bagle-J and K 
>  and Netsky F.
> 
>  The worms are fighting for the control of infected computers which the 
>  virus writers can use for their nefarious activities. Bagle-J contains the 
>  text 'Hey,NetSky, [expletives removed], don't ruine our bussiness, wanna 
>  start a war?'
> 
>  'You wish that they would have this slagging match on a message board or 
>  in a dark alley, rather than on the Internet,' said Graham Cluley, senior 
>  technology consultant for Sophos. 'It's like an argument where everyone 
>  wants the last word.' So the flood of viruses doesn't look likely to end 
>  any time soon. 
> 
>  The text in Bagle-J supports the theories of antivirus companies that 
>  virus writers are being given a financial incentive to write these worms - 
>  perhaps by spammers who can send their emails through the infected 
>  machines.
> 
>  And indeed previous variants of Bagle and Netsky remove evidence of 
>  infection by their rivals
>  ..."
> 
> 

-- 
William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william@elan.net





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