[unisog] New virus worm [gibberish mail with attached gif]??

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Thu Mar 23 15:16:54 GMT 2006



--On Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:46 -0500 Reg Quinton 
<reggers at ist.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

> The mail is multipart  mime, seems to have been generated by Microsoft
> Outlook Express,  with a forged Received header (for the same network),
> forged From: (off site address), random gibberish Subject and content
> using  real English words (in both plain text and html) and an attached
> .gif with  various names.


It sounds like a spam bot network.  The gif is probably a picture of
text advertising a stock scam.  Take a look.

Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology



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