Re:Sircam

From: Kimberly Anne McKinnis (elf@nauticom.net)
Date: 07/25/01


Message-ID: <3B5F28B0.C3083F6C@nauticom.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:14:40 -0400
From: Kimberly Anne McKinnis <elf@nauticom.net>
To: Tom Geldner <tom@xor.cc>
Subject: Re:Sircam

From what I've read, it looks for any email addresses on the system, not
just in address books. So if webmaster@ was posted on a webpage somewhere,
that may be the cause.

This subject line is causing some peoples mail servers to reject the mail.
Somehow I doubt the real virus is actually going to send with that subject.

Tom Geldner wrote:

> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Johnson, Greg [mailto:JohnsonG@missouri.edu]
>
> >Don't let the e-mail tip-off fool you.
> >
> >In our University environment we find this and related worms
> >spread primarily via unprotected writeable Windows shares. It
> >also gets in when a user without up-to-date anti-virus
> >software accesses an e-mail server other than our own which
> >has an anti-virus filter. Bim-ba-boom!
>
> Some of our corporate accounts have been pounded on by a particular user
> on verizon.net. None of those e-mail addresses are from someone's
> address book. They are all things like info@, webmaster@, postmaster@
> etc. so in our case, someone seems to be trying to propogate it
> deliberately.
>
> Tom

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