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Storm Worm - Invitations To Become Club Members

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:53 AM

The highly polymorphic storm worm has now been very quickly re-engineered. Messages now attempt to invite folks into various social network clubs found on the Internet.

This new attack is widespread, as all most 2 million infected users are participating in a HUGE Botnet that spams out countless copies.

This new threat is circulating extensively. The 1st sample message is tempting, as I really like cats, but I think I'll decline this invitation ;) Still, folks should avoid clicking on any untrusted URL in an email or website to ensure safety

Storm of the Day (Welcome Member)

QUOTE: Looks like Storm moved to a new mutation. The e-mails are now inviting users to become members in various "clubs".

SAMPLES (with malicious information removed)

To: Harry
Subject: Your Member Info 
From: "Cat Lovers" [EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED]  
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 16:01:11 +0800 
Subject: Greetings, Welcome To Cat Lovers.

User Number: 93275951895
Temp Login ID: user2686
Password ID: qt379

Please Change your login and change your Login Information.

Click on the secure link or paste it to your browser: 


Confirmation Dept.
Cat Lovers


To:	Harry
Subject:	Internal Support
Date:	Tue, 21 Aug 2007 03:46:26 -0400

New Member,

We are glad you joined Ringtone World.

Confirmation Number: 1433249943
Your Temp. Login ID: user9096
Temp Password ID: od872

Your temporary Login Info will expire in 24 hours. Please login and  change it.

Use this link to change your Login info: 

New Member Services
Ringtone World


To: Harry
Subject: Membership Details
From: "Internet Dating" [EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED]
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 19:41:32 -0400

New Member, Here is your membership info for Internet Dating.

User Number: 23913334
Your Login ID: user8588
Temp Password ID: gj779

Please Change your login and change your Login Information.

Follow this link, or paste it in your browser:

Membership Support Department
Internet Dating


To: Harry 
Subject: Welcome Letter 
From: "Net Gambler" [EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED] 
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:31:41 +0100 

Greetings, We are glad you joined Net Gambler.

Account Number: 92687431
Temp Login ID: user1564
Temp Password ID: gf869

Please Change your login and change your Login Information.

Click here to enter our secure server: 

Support Department
Net Gambler

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#2 news4la


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:07 AM

Hi Harry

I got about 4 of those in e-mail about 2 hours ago. DELETED them as I didn't know who they were from! I don't remember asking for that info. That's a red flag for me right there.

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