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Sober.P - New Variant has emerged


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:14 PM

Any new variant of this advanced virus family is worth watching ... Just preliminary info so far:

http://secunia.com/virus_information/17689/sober.s/

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_133409.htm

TrendLabs has received several reports regarding this new SOBER variant that is currently spreading in Germany and the United States.  TrendLabs is working to provide a more in depth analysis of this malware. Details will be posted shortly.


This threat is proactively detected with the 4473 DAT files, or newer, as W32/Sober.gen@MM.

AVERT is currently analyzing this threat.  More details will be posted shortly.

This threat arrives in an email message with one of the following attachment names:

* autoemail-text.zip
    * LOL.zip
    * mail_info.zip
    * okTicket-info.zip
    * Fifa_Info-Text.zip
    * account_info.zip


Inside the ZIP archive is a file named winzipped-text_data.txt          .pif



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