[unisog] New virus

Russell Fulton r.fulton at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Nov 22 20:05:05 GMT 2005

both sober and mytob have launched a number of new versions over the
last few days.  Our executable filters have been quite busy...


Goverts IV, Paul wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like this today….
> We have been seeing a new virus going around this morning that is coming
> in via an email appearing to be from “webmaster” “register” and “admin”
> @(WhateverDomainIsBeingTargeted).  It tells users to click on the
> attachment which is an .scr file disguised as an .htm file (inside a zip
> file).  When the attachment is run, the virus disables Symantec
> Antivirus, Task Manager, and Ethereal.  It then runs a program
> (C:\Windows\system32\Win32IMAPSVR.EXE) which opens a connection to
> apparently to wait for instructions.  Our GFI
> antivirus on our mail servers didn’t start filtering this out until
> about 8:30am this morning, and the latest definitions from Symantec
> (11/21/05 rev 6) do not detect this yet. Anyone else seeing this?
> Paul
> Paul Goverts IV
> Computer Services
> St. John Fisher College
> Rochester, NY 14618
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