RE: [Full-Disclosure] W32.novarg.a - Highly distributed mass mailer
From: Logan5 (Logan5_at_Logan5.com)
To: <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 20:17:44 -0600
Is the programmer a Matrix fan? Found this decoding the .zip and .scr
(sanitized for your protection):
Funny to see both Agent Smith and Neo on the same few bytes of code :)
Nice to see the AV co.'s respond so fast.
From: Nick FitzGerald [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] W32.novarg.a - Highly distributed mass
Michael Skaff <email@example.com> wrote:
> Apologies if this is off topic, but I thought it merited posting,
> given the distribution.
> Norton has also tagged the same worm referenced in the previous
> McAfee, but they're calling it Novarg. No details yet. We've seen
> variety of file names and subject headers, although "Hi", "Hello" seem
> to be the most popular so far. "Text" "File" and "Message" seem to be
> popular file names. We are seeing ~25/hr @ the gateway, and rising.
You will see a lot more -- this seems to have gone ballistic...
BTW, NAV detecting it as "Novarg" and Trend as "Mimail.R" is just
another case of multiple labs working on the same massive outbreak
independently before realizing just how widespread it was (or at least
had realistic potential of reaching). I have heard from analysts at
Symantec that they will rename it Mydoor to be in keeping with the bulk
of the other developers, and Trend is pretty good about renaming things
in such situations, so I guess they will follow suit too.
-- Nick FitzGerald Computer Virus Consulting Ltd. Ph/FAX: +64 3 3529854 _______________________________________________ Full-Disclosure - We believe in it. Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html _______________________________________________ Full-Disclosure - We believe in it. Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html