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Netsky.AA emerges


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 04:52 AM

The new "AA" version is currently rated by all AV companies as low-risk as it is not circulating extensively in the wild.

NETSKY.AA Links
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_122476.htm
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyc...=WORM_NETSKY.AA
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/netskyaa.shtml
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32netskyaa.html

The new "AA" variant of W32/Netsky has the following characteristics:

* harvests email addresses from the victim machine
* contains its own SMTP engine to construct outgoing messages
* emails arrives as a PIF extension attachment
* spoofs the From: address

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