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New Email Worm Faking Official Email Sent from Microsoft
This email worm, dubbed Swen and Gibe.F, is spreading fast.
sitebuildit




msg:346498
 2:05 am on Sep 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just learned that there is a new email worm surfacing up and spreading fast.

This email worm, dubbed Swen and Gibe.F, is programmed to send an official-looking e-mail that says it contains a "cumulative patch" for several Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express vulnerabilities. For more info, please go to:

[news.com.com...]

Good luck!

[edited by: WebGuerrilla at 5:01 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2003]

 

pendanticist




msg:346499
 10:46 pm on Sep 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, been mentioned before. [webmasterworld.com]

Pendanticist.

Ryan8720




msg:346500
 11:07 pm on Sep 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone that believes that MS would send them an e-mail deserves the virus.

DavidP




msg:346501
 11:29 pm on Sep 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well not exactly Ryan. Microsoft does send out newsletters, press releases and security alerts to people who have signed up for them.

The important thing to note is that they NEVER send large attached executables

Ryan8720




msg:346502
 1:06 am on Sep 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, guess I should have been more specific.

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