[LINK] Rampaging bugbear
Fri, 4 Oct 2002 17:29:00 +1000 (EST)
On Fri, 4 Oct 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> In the last hour I've received 14 emails from strangers (well, I thought
> they were strangers, how come my address is in their contact list?) with
> the bugbear virus attached (some are repeats, two are in ?Polish?).
> I don't recall seeing something so virulent before.
It's like Klez, the common thread is that your address and the From:
address are in the address book of a, probably known to you but
unidentifiable, 3rd party that is infected. That doesn't mean to say that
you know the From: address.
Watch Bugbear, it installs keypress scanners and emails trapped keypresses
out using its own email engine. It also sets up to listen on a port so
that the machine can be accessed.
It really is a nasty, and very virulent, piece of work. I am currently
getting about 100 warnings a day from my client's site where I have email
scanning software on their mail servers.
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