Mailing List:2000-11-01 02, Re: Worm Virus, by John E. Fischer

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Mailing List Archives > 2000-11-01 02, Re: Worm Virus, by John E. Fischer

From: John E Fischer <fischerj -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: Worm Virus Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 01:11:59 -0500 References: <> The Worm KAK can apparently attack both Microsoft Outlook and Netscape users. There are apparently several variants of this virus but see the writeup for one of them at the Symantec site at: John WHITNEY-D-request -at- wrote: > WHITNEY-D Digest Volume 00 : Issue 248 SNIP SNIP>>>>>>>> > Fellow Listers, > Today I was the proud owner of a anti virus device. While it was scanning > all my files and folders,I read this about "the worm" > This is an Internet worm that uses .bat files to search through a range of > IP addresses of known ISPs to find an accessible computer. If a accessible > computer shares its C drive, it copies its files onto the other computer. > Thank you for being such a good and informed list, > Maureen > -----Original Message----- > From: WhitneyMR -at- <WhitneyMR -at-> > To: WHITNEY-L -at- <WHITNEY-L -at-> > Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000 5:32 PM > Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Worm Virus Hit our List!! > > >Hello Folks, > > > >There have been a couple of attempts to infect Rootsweb lately but Rootsweb > >says it believes it has caught them. The Bell list is the only list that it > >got through on, the worms are named KAK and pretty park. They only infect > >Microsoft Outlook's address book all other e-mail programs are not > affected. > >It's odd that Jeanne was the only one that received it. Makes me think it > >might have come from outside the list. > > > > If you are using Outlook you should be careful to keep a good Anti-virus > >loaded because almost all address book attacks take place against Outlook. > > > >Michael Whitney

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