EMERGENCY ALERT: W32/Bugbear-B spreading rapidly

  Sir Radfordin™ 16:39 05 Jun 2003

Sophos have seen fit to send out two emails today about this virus:

Sophos has received many reports regarding a new
email-aware virus called W32/Bugbear-B.

The W32/Bugbear-B virus is similar to its predecessor W32/Bugbear-A which spread widely in late 2002. However, Bugbear-B uses polymorphic techniques in an attempt to avoid detection.

More information about W32/Bugbear-B can be found at click here

Make sure you are up-to-date

  Steinman 16:43 05 Jun 2003

Thanks for warning.

  VoG™ 16:48 05 Jun 2003

Yep, McAfee have just released an update. Here's what they say about it click here

  Sir Radfordin™ 16:56 05 Jun 2003
  misog 17:10 05 Jun 2003

The latest AVG update detects this virus.

  -pops- 19:07 05 Jun 2003

Thanks for the warning. Unfortunately, because of a similarity of names and associations I can see that poor old Teddy will be coming up for another mass slaughter.


  MartinT-B 19:14 05 Jun 2003

NAV updated too. I had 2 updates yesterday and 1 today

They added a new Bugbear AV today.

w32.bugbear.b@mm.html" title="http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.bugbear.b@mm.html" TARGET="_new">click here

  Dave Bowman 19:19 05 Jun 2003

CA have been busy on this one as well, just adding to the list of info on this pest.

click here

  Kitz E Kat 19:25 05 Jun 2003

Thanks, for alert, i noticed a lot of updates lately on Norton. Why oh why..ive tried to do a bit and i mean a bit of programing, it aint easy but is fun, if i could write a virus , which must take a fair bit of skill, i think i would be writing stuff that could make me money, so what's the deal???
A confused Kat

  logoff 20:38 05 Jun 2003

all the links but what are the key warning signs in an e-mail likely to contain this?

  Audeal 20:46 05 Jun 2003

Kitz E Kat. If I could write programs then I would be making my fortune out of it. These people make nothing, as far as I know, out of making Viruses. So this shows that their are a lot of very SICK and sorrowfull people out there.

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