Sircam worm wiggles through fiber everywhere


— 12:19 AM on July 23, 2001

Don't open that attachment! Just a word of warning on this one, since I've been deluged by e-mail from infected computers over the weekend: a couple of worms are on the loose, burrowing freely through MS Outlook as if it were a particularly soft tuft of earth. The e-mail I've received looks something like this:

From: "Name Changed" [poorsob@infectedcompany.com]
To: [damage@tech-report.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:52 PM
Subject: web developer job advertisment

Hi! How are you?

I send you this file in order to have your advice

See you later. Thanks

The file attachment is named "web developer job advertisement.doc.com", and it's 157KB. The actual messages, subject lines, and attachments may vary. This message is probably output from the Sircam worm. Once a computer is infected, this puppy mails itself out via a built-in SMTP engine. I expect a lot of network/system admins are going to have long days today. If you are an admin, here's hoping you have a good anti-virus mail gateway.
 
   
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