New virus (Ganda)


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Jim K
April 24, 2003, 06:48 PM
This from a recent security bulletin:

"Please be on alert for a recent email that offers satellite photos of Iraq or a screen saver of President Bush, but actually Disables your AntiVirus software protection. Delete this email without opening it. An extract from a security bulletin is posted below:

*WORM OFFERS SATELLITE PHOTOS, BUT DISABLES AV INSTEAD
The Ganda worm is social engineering its way into users PCs through an e-mail that offers satellite photos of Iraq or a screen saver that mocks President George W. Bush. When users download and execute the e-mail attachment, Ganda attempts to disable antivirus and security software running on the PC, and attempts to mail itself to everyone in the users' Outlook address book. AV experts say this is likely the first of many worms that will attempt to trick users by offering information about the war in Iraq."

Jim

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blades67
April 24, 2003, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the heads up.

OF
April 24, 2003, 10:38 PM
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.ganda.a@mm.html

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