New Virus Warning for Your info

  Confab 15:20 26 Jun 2003

Just received this.
There is a new email virus which is propagating through the Internet.
XXXXXX has not been impacted but various measures have been put in place
until our anti-virus vendors can supply up to date protection later today.

For today, all attachments with .ZIP and .ZI extensions should be handled
with care. If you receive an email with the following characteristics,
please DO NOT open the file attachment. Contact your helpdesk for further

The email that contains the virus has the following characteristics:

The sender may appear to be someone that you know. This is a real
email address that the virus has collected from the infected computer.

One of the following Subject Headers
Re: Application
Re: Movie
Re: Movies
Re: Submitted
Re: ScRe:ensaver
Re: Documents
Re: Re: Application ref 003644
Re: Re: Document
Your application
new document.pif
Re: document.pif

One of the following file attachments: (contains details.pif) (contains application.pif) (contains document.pif) (contains (contains Movie.pif)

  Sir Radfordin 15:38 26 Jun 2003
  Confab 15:48 26 Jun 2003

Thanks for that. We onl;y usually get warnings like the one above if its a "biggie" or is actively going around

  Sir Radfordin 15:49 26 Jun 2003

Who sent you the warning?

  Confab 16:07 26 Jun 2003

I work for a very large corp. It was sent by the IT dept.


  Sir Radfordin 16:09 26 Jun 2003

I'd have words with your IT Dept about making sure they got their updates out quicker then!

  Jester2K II 16:15 26 Jun 2003

Depends when the e-mail was sent. AVG covered this virus yesterday...

  Confab 16:17 26 Jun 2003

It was sent today but literally to every country in the world.

Just trying to help!!


  Sir Radfordin 16:38 26 Jun 2003

MessageLabs caught the first one on the 25th June. NAV and Sophos both had updates y'day to deal with it so most people who have AV should be safe.

But as always best to be safe than sorry.

  Belatucadrus 17:18 26 Jun 2003

click here Central Command sent out an alert on this yesterday.

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