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SCUBA-L  December 1999, Week 4

SCUBA-L December 1999, Week 4

Subject:

Re: Strange mail

From:

Nick Simicich <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 22 Dec 1999 13:18:51 -0500

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (118 lines)

Sorry to repost Don's note publically, but this is a worm -- since it came
through scuba-l, this is a case where the warning has to go out on an
non-related list.  If you have opened this exe file, contact your
anti-virus software vendor.  And don't run outlook.

If you have been stupid enough to run the EXE, you'll need to disinfect.

Here is some info from McAfee:

>> Dear McAfee.com Dispatch Subscriber:
>>
>>
>> W32/NewApt is an email worm. AVERT has given it a risk
>> assessment of Medium--On Watch.
>>
>> This worm arrives as an email attachment. The body of the
>> email appears differently depending on whether the email
>> client reads HTML. If it does, the email text looks like
>> this:
>>
>>        http://stuart.messagemates.com/index.html
>>
>>     Hypercool Happy New Year 2000 funny programs and
>>                       animations...
>>
>>    We attached our recent animation from this site in our
>>                   mail ! Check it out
>>
>> If the email client is not HTML-capable, the message reads:
>>
>>   he, your lame client cant read HTML, haha. click
>>   attachment to see some stunningly HOT stuff
>>
>> The worm is in the attachment, which has a name chosen
>> randomly from the following list:
>>
>>   baby.exe, bboy.exe, boss.exe, casper.exe, chestburst.exe,
>>   cooler1.exe, cooler3.exe, copier.exe, cupid2.exe,
>>   farter.exe, fborfw.exe, goal.exe, goal1.exe, g-zilla.exe,
>>   irngiant.exe, hog.exe, monica.exe, panther.exe,
>>   panthr.exe, party.exe, pirate.exe, s.exe, saddam.exe,
>>   theobbq.exe, video.exe.
>>
>> If the worm is run, the following dummy error message
>> appears:
>>
>>   The dinamic link library giface.dll could not be found in
>>   the specified path [list of directory names]
>>
>> Note the misspelling of the word "dynamic".
>>
>> If the worm detects that Outlook Express is installed, it
>> will search for messages received and build a list of
>> addresses. The next time Windows is booted, the worm waits
>> an unspecified amount of time and then attempts to send
>> itself to one of the addresses in its list, using the
>> format described above.
>>
>> Note: If you are using McAfee Clinic, please click here to
>> update Active Shield(TM).
>> -> http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/virusscan/activeshield/start.asp
>>
>>
>> --McAfee.com
>>
>>
>> _______________________Virus Fixes__________________________
>>
>>
>> Find out more about this virus. Click here to go to the
>> W32/NewApt.worm Help Center.
>> -> http://www.mcafee.com/viruses/newapt


At 07:25 AM 12/22/99, Don Ward wrote:
>Nick, This is the second mail like the below I have received purportedly
>from scuba-l.  I set my mail not to automatically download large files.
>This being the second one I clicked to retrieve the attachment and started
>to receive an .exe attachment.  So I stopped the download.  Thought you
>should know.
>
>
>>Return-Path: <[log in to unmask]>
>>Delivered-To: [log in to unmask]
>>Received: (qmail 22995 invoked from network); 22 Dec 1999 07:17:21 -0000
>>Received: from ppp31-50.ght.iadfw.net (HELO mail.apci.net) (207.136.52.178)
>>  by hilly.apci.net with SMTP; 22 Dec 1999 07:17:21 -0000
>>From: Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Subject:      Egghead Question
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
>>      boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0007_01AF0E92.A4E9CDO0"
>>
>>he, your lame client cant read HTML, haha.
>> click attachment to see some stunningly HOT stuff
>>Content-Type: text/html
>>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>>
>><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>><HTML><HEAD>
>>
>>
>>
>>WARNING: The remainder of this message has not been transferred.
>>The estimated size of this message is 96728 bytes.
>>Click on the server retrieve icon above and check mail again to get the
>whole thing.  If the server retrieve icon is not showing, then this message
>is no longer on the server.
>>
>
--
That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
That which does kill us makes us smell stronger, after a few days, anyway.
Nick Simicich mailto:[log in to unmask] or (last choice)
mailto:[log in to unmask]
http://scifi.squawk.com/njs.html -- Stop by and Light Up The World!

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