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SoBig now subscribing me to mailing lists

Also my newsletters are probably banned

     

pearl

8:17 pm on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



This thing is now signing me up to subscribe to mailing lists.

Also, our newsletters will probably go in the trash now, since everyones email will end up in the trash.

I rank this as the most vicious "virus" attack ever.

RBuzz

1:32 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Yet another argument for confirmed subscription... :-< I know what you mean, ever since the forged e-mail aspect of virus started up I've gotten on some weird lists.

KA_Curtis

1:38 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I came here today just because of the SoBig issue, I see I'm not the only one being hit.

I've been to mcafee to read up on it, but I don't really understand what it's doing. I just keep getting emails with the subject line matching the worm. I use a Mac, and it looks like it is a windows problem, but can anyone explain to me what's it trying to do? Am I getting emails from infected machines, or is there more to it than that?

Thanks

Mardi_Gras

1:45 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



can anyone explain to me what's it trying to do?

[securityresponse.symantec.com...]

Am I getting emails from infected machines

Yes.

or is there more to it than that?

Mostly no. the Symantec link gives a pretty thorough overview of what the worm attempts to do.

KA_Curtis

1:56 am on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Thanks for the help. Your response and the link answered most of my question.
 

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