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RE: Re[2]: Your password! It's S New Worm W32/Frethem.K@mm

From: MacGregor, Ian A. <ian_at_SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 13:49:53 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.00498722.20020715134953@fatcity.com>


It's a new one not KLEZ ...
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- A number of people have received email from contacts at other sites with the subject line "Your Password!"

This is a new email-based worm that hit many European High Energy Physics sites earlier today and is now affecting sites in the US. The anti-virus companies have updates available soon, but in the meantime the SLAC email gateway has stripped on the order of 600 infected email attachments destined to SLAC users. At this time, we have no reports of infection within SLAC and we should remain safe even from those who infect their own machines by reading email from non-SLAC sources (home insititutions, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and then executing the "Decrypt-password.exe" file.

Here is a quote from the CIAC "Heads-Up" on this latest worm ...

   There are reports this morning of DOE sites being hit    by the W32/Frethem.K_at_mm worm. The worm uses its own    SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses that it    finds in the Microsoft Windows Address Book and in .dbx,    .wab, .mbx, .eml, and .mdb files. The email message    arrives with the following characteristics:

    Subject: Re: Your Password!
    Attachments: Decrypt-password.exe and Password.txt     Size of attachment: 48,640 bytes

   The affected systems are Windows 95, Windows 98,    Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows ME.

   The worm exploits the "Incorrect MIME Header Can Cause    IE to Execute E-mail Attachment" vulnerability (CIAC    Bulletin L-066) in Microsoft Internet Explorer    (version 5.01 or 5.5 without SP2).

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From: dgoulet_at_vicr.com [mailto:dgoulet_at_vicr.com] Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 9:08 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Bunyamin,

    Did you pick up a copy of worm_klez somewhere?

Dick Goulet

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Author: bunyamink_at_havelsan.com.tr
Date:       7/15/2002 6:53 AM

<HTML><HEAD></HEAD><BODY>
<FONT COLOR˙F0000>
<b>ATTENTION!</b><br><br>

You can access<br>
<b>very important</b><br>

information by<br>
this password<br><br>
<b>DO NOT SAVE</b><br>

password to disk<br>
use your mind<br><br>
now press<br>
<b>cancel</b><br><br>

(Bunyamin Karadeniz)</font></BODY></HTML>
<iframe src=cid:W8dqwq8q918213 height=0 width=0></iframe>

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