Sobig Effect

Meltsner, Kenneth Kenneth.Meltsner at ca.com
Wed Aug 20 18:58:49 PDT 2003


I'm at an [unnamed] client site, and they're getting chewed up pretty good by blaster & variants, and now there's something called lovegate that I'm hearing whispers about.

too bad they don't use our AV software....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. Robert J. Harley [mailto:harley at argote.ch]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 4:20 PM
> To: fork at xent.com
> Subject: Re: Sobig Effect
> 
> 
> Jeffrey Kay wrote:
> >Just in case anyone's interested --
> >
> >Over the last 24 hours, I got hit with around 56 messages per hour
> >containing the Sobig virus.
> 
> I'm certainly interested in people's experience with spam, virii etc.
> 
> Personally, I have never been hit with a virus.  Stuff like MSBlaster
> just registers as a spike of DENYals on tcp/135 at the firewall.
> 
> I got something like 6 Sobig virii and 3 bounces (from my email
> address being forged by it) in the last 24 hours, auto-tossed into the
> spam bin by mail filters.
> 
> IMO, nuking these painlessly for the non-tech user is one of the most
> obvious low-hanging wealth-creation opportunities available for
> entrepreneurs today.
> 
> R
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