[Dshield] Is Mytob that bad?!?

Stef stefmit at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 18:18:51 GMT 2005

Here below is a message my company has received from an UPS employee,
asking us to fax all orders, until further notice. Assuming a lot of
UPS business rely in exchange of information, potentially using
attachments, the measure they took implies a level of threat from
Mytob much higher than what the regular anti-virus lists seem to
associate with this ... is anybody facing a similar issue?!?


===== UPS message ========================

Subject: Attachments Are now being Blocked due to new Virus
      Please inform Users
      Importance: High


      Due to multiple Mytob virus variants being released one after the
      UPS INET and Data Security have placed a block on all email
      as of 6/2 4:00pm EST.

      This will stop the new variants from spreading. 5 variants in the
      48 hours have been released. Now at Mytob DB, extended version
      rev. 22 or greater are required to detect this threat.

      We will let you know when the attachments are allowed again.

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