Worm masquerades as note from IT staff

By on August 3, 2003, 12:48 PM
I've got quite a few of these myself, be aware if they make it to your mailbox:

A new mass-mailing virus, which disguises itself as a file sent by a computer user's network administrator, began infecting systems Friday.
The worm, which is being dubbed "mimail," attempts to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows a script to be executed by an infected computer. The worm then tries to use that script to mass e-mail itself, potentially clogging mail servers or slowing down networks, according to antivirus company Symantec.

Read more: [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-5059087.html?tag=fd_top]CNet News[/URL].

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