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Atak.A worm - new mass mailer threat


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:58 PM

Atak.A worm - new mass mailer threat
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.atak@mm.html
http://secunia.com/virus_information/10649/atak-a/
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_126679.htm

This is a new mass-mailing worm that launches notepad.exe when executed. This is a mass-mailing worm bearing the following characteristics:

* harvests email addresses from the victim machine
* spoofs the From: address
* constructs messages using its own SMTP engine

Subject: Read the Result! or Important Data!
Message: Authorized Researcher Only.
Attachment: *.zip, *.com, *.exe

What makes new worm unique is that it hides from anti-virus software by going to sleep mode when being scanned, making it undetectable.

http://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?ArticleID=2316

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