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Suclove.A - LoveLetter like virus emerges


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:31 PM

A new virus ressembling the social engineering approach of the Love Letter virus in May 2000 has emerged. This one is easy to block and more of a threat to home users.

McAfee information
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_136187.htm

Trend and Symantec information
http://secunia.com/virus_information/21881/suclove.a/

Payload: Opens a back door that allows a remote attacker to have unauthorized access to the compromised computer.

Large scale e-mailing: Uses MS Outlook to send a copy of the worm to all users in the Outlook address book.

Degrades performance: Creates a mass-mailing of itself, which may impact performance.

Releases confidential info: Attempts to steal confidential system information.

EMAIL TO AVOID

Subject: Love, for Forgiveness :->
Body: I love u please forgive me!...
Attachment: LoveLetter.doc.exe

Subject: Read my letter for you
Body: this was created from the deep inside my heart.
Attachment: LoveLetter.doc.exe



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