Sobig returns

Luis Villa louie at ximian.com
Tue Aug 19 14:45:03 PDT 2003


Friend who is an admin at a large university says 1/3 of the email that
has passed through their system in the past few hours [48K of 120K] has
been sobig.

Luis

On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 13:37, Jeffrey Kay wrote:
> I'm sure many of you have seen this, but just in case -- the Sobig
> e-mail virus returns.
> 
> http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-5065494.html?tag=fd_top
> 
> Sadly this version is multi-threaded and grabs e-mail addresses from the
> Windows address book _and_ the Internet cache.  That means that if your
> e-mail address is on a web site and that web site is in the cache of an
> infected machine, you are _screwed_.  I've been getting 100k e-mails all
> day with this.  I haven't been keeping count but at this point I'm
> getting more of these than I am of the usual spam.
> 
> jeffrey kay 
> weblog <k2.com> pgp key <www.k2.com/keys.htm> aim <jkayk2>
> share files with me -- get shinkuro -- <www.shinkuro.com>
> 
> "first get your facts, then you can distort them at your leisure" --
> mark twain 
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> locks the door, support their view of life by snarling at them" -- a
> biker's guide to life
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> work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." -- albert einstein
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