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New 'sober' Virus Circulating


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:01 AM

New 'Sober' virus circulating
Published: November 15, 2005, 5:06 PM PST

There are at least three new variants of the Sober worm spreading across the Internet via e-mail messages. The viruses are activated once a user clicks on an infected attachment. The new variants of Sober...are capable of disabling antivirus programs...

Infected messages may have a random subject line or none at all, Kapersky said. But the attachments can be recognized by their names:
Exceltab-packed_List.exe
Liste.zip
Reg-List-Dat_Packer2.exe
reg_text.zip
Word-Text.zip
Word-Text_packedList.exe
Word-Text_packedList.zip

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:15 PM

I've heard early reports of yet another new Sober variant and F-Secure has just confirmed this [:@][:@][:@]

Monday, November 21, 2005

Another week, another Sober Posted by Katrin @ 21:43 GMT

A new Sober has been found today. This variant is similar to Sober.Y that we found on November 16th and is detected with the update published on that day


http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/ar...5.html#00000711




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