[NAFEX] Virus Warning

David.Maxwell at dal.ca David.Maxwell at dal.ca
Wed Apr 2 16:42:13 EDT 2008


Well, sort of.... There is a genuine worm which has been circulating since 2006, 
called the Warezov.W worm, and it does do nasty things.  But, it is not new, and it is 
detected by virus scanning software.  (To confirm what I am saying, go look at 
Snopes directly. [I didn't actually use the URL below, but went in directly with the URL 
www.snopes.com, and followed it from there].  
The advice not to open attachments from sources you don't know is still valid.  The 
message carying this worm does have the header "Mail Server Report", and you 
should be alerted to the fact that it isn't legit by the errors in English in the message.  
But, really, it isn't the end of the world, it is not a new strain, and the virus checkers 
will recognise it.

On 2 Apr 2008 at 10:53, dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com wrote:

> 
> This information arrived to me this morning, direct from both Microsoft and
> Norton. The Warezov.W virus has a new strain that is so new the virus scan software has not been 
> able to pick it up yet to protect your PC.
> You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled "Mail Server Report"
> 
> If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
> 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'
> 
> Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who sent it
> to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.
> 
> This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
> AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software out there is
> not yet capable of destroying it.
> 
> The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.
> 
> THIS HAS ALSO BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES
> 
> http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/mailserver.asp
> 
> Since we use e-mail to communicate through NAFEX and APPLE-CROPI felt it a good idea to 
> pass this information on.
> 
> 
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
> http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com
> http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com
> http://www.revivalhymn.com


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