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"Here you Have" Virus affecting computers everywhere

submitted on September 9, 2010 by honesta in "Member's Lounge"
http://www.thestar.com/news/gt.....anies-hard

Seems like Kasperesky and BitDefender were the only 2 anti-virus which were able to prevent the virus from spreading.

http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=9529&rss

The two engines on the proxy server marked it as:

Bitdefender: Gen:Trojan.Heur.rm0@fnBStPoi

Kaspersky: Suspicious:HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic

The actual link in the email is below. It says it's a PDF link but it's a .SCR link.

http: // members . multimania . co . uk / yahoophoto / PDF_Document21_025542010_pdf . scr

The virus hit our company outlook email servers pretty bad. They were shutdown at 2pm.

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  • 78692
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on September 10, 2010
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    ABC news reported today that
    NASA, Comcast, AIG, Disney, Proctor & Gamble, Florida Department of Transportation and Wells Fargo are just a few of the organizations apparently affected by the worm, which appears to have sent out hundreds of thousands, if not millions of e-mails.

    When we used to get this sort of virus behind our business firewall, after the first few people opened the attachment it would spread very quickly through the network shared drives to everyone else. Then it was a nightmare for our IT people to clean up, sometimes taking days without email. The risk at home wasn't nearly as bad. Unlike Lotus Notes (relatively a dead end virus-wise), Outlook still allows such virus emails to be sent out to everyone in your address book without your knowledge.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on September 10, 2010
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      MSNBC added Google and Coca Cola to the list of organizations that were hit by this virus.
      The list includes some high profile US companies, but none in Canada have been reported. Eeek
  • 78702
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on September 10, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    I don't open any unfamiliar emails. Lockheed didn't get hit. They have some pretty severe security preventing viruses + employees actually go through training to prevent just such a thing from happening.

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