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W32/Mydoom.ap - First New Variant for 2005

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:34 AM

A new variant of the MyDoom virus family has been discovered. Any new member of this family of viruses should be watched, as it can spread rapidly if users launch infected attachments.

W32/Mydoom.ap - First New Variant for 2005

* Sends itself to email addresses found on the infected computer
* Uses its own emailing engine
* It can spread peer-to-peer
* Installs itself in the Registry
* Leaves non-infected files on computer


From: (Spoofed email sender)

Subject: (Varies, such as)
Do not reply to this email
Server Report
Good Day
Mail Transaction Failed
(random characters)

Body: (Varies, such as)

The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been sent as a binary attachment. Mail transaction failed. Partial message is available. (Random gibberish) New terms and conditions for credit card holders

Here a new terms and conditions for credit card holders using a credit cards for making purchase in the Internet in the attachment. Please, read it carefully. If you are not agree with new terms and conditions do not use your credit card in the World Wide Web. Thank you, The World Bank Group 2004 The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved

Attention! New self-spreading virus! Be careful, a new self-spreading virus called "RTSW.Smash" spreading very fast via e-mail and P2P networks. It's about two million people infected and it will be more. To avoid your infection by this virus and to stop it we provide you with full information how to protect yourself against it and also including free remover. Your can find it in the attachment. 2004 Networks Associates Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Attention! Your IP was logged by The Internet Fraud Complaint Center Your IP was logged by The Internet Fraud Complaint Center. There was a fraud attempt logged by The Internet Fraud Complaint Center from your IP. This is a serious crime, so all records was sent to the FBI. All information you can find in the attachment. Your IP was flagged and if there will be anover attemption you will be busted. This message is brought to you by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center

Attachment: (varies [.bat, .exe, .pif, .cmd, .scr] - often arrives in a ZIP archive) (31kb)

examples (common names, but can be random)
In the case of two file extensions, multiple spaces may be inserted as well

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