[rescue] Crazy viruses from the list...

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Mon May 24 11:31:37 CDT 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 12:45:40PM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:
> Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> >
> > I dont know but I have within the last 2 hours received 4 viruses
> > from [an email address that's probably only for this list.]. All
> > of wich originated from
> >
> > Received: from 19-02.com (gtw13-2.esc13.net [])
> >
>    I just got two more virus-laden email messages; their headers include
> "<20040112131716.ga7951 at jdboyd.zill.net>" and "[]" (which
> is a group named AcNet Gobierno Mexicano who changed their DNS record a
> week ago). The attachment, Your_money.vbs, was dropped by our mail
> system.

This is a virus that randomly spoofs From: headers.  It spreads by
reading Outlook's address book then spoofing itself as one of the
addresses listed there.

I have found it very difficult to trace these back to the infected box.

The procmail anti-virus script (look on freshmeat.net) I have found to
be helpful.  Along with runing Mutt :-)

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