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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:01 am    Post subject: New 'Sober' virus circulating Reply with quote

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New 'Sober' virus circulating
Published: November 15, 2005, 5:06 PM PST

There are at least three new variants of the Sober worm spreading across the Internet via e-mail messages. The viruses are activated once a user clicks on an infected attachment. The new variants of Sober...are capable of disabling antivirus programs...

Infected messages may have a random subject line or none at all, Kapersky said. But the attachments can be recognized by their names:
Exceltab-packed_List.exe
Liste.zip
Reg-List-Dat_Packer2.exe
reg_text.zip
Word-Text.zip
Word-Text_packedList.exe
Word-Text_packedList.zip


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to this they also have come under:

mailtext.zip
mail.zip
reg_pass-data.zip
downloadm.zip
mail_body.zip
reg_pass.zip


Seems like new attachment names pop up all the time with this virus.

/Edit... Tend Mrcros view on this

/Edit...
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