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UNIRAS ALERT - 07/04 - Malicious Software Report



 
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        UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) ALERT - 07/04 dated 25.02.04  Time: 19:14  
  UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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  UNIRAS material is also available from its website at www.uniras.gov.uk and
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Malicious Software Report - W32/Netsky.c@MM

Detail
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Reports are coming in of a new virus known as W32/Netsky.c.  It is believed 
to be spreading rapidly. Patches are available from antivirus software vendors 
who are assessing the threat as MEDIUM.

The virus spreads via email and mapped drives. It sends itself to addresses found on 
the victim's machine and by copying itself to folders on drives C: - Z:.  The 
virus also attempts to deactivate the W32/Mydoom.a@MM and W32/Mydoom.b@MM viruses 

Links:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_101048.htm
http://www.sophos.co.uk/virusinfo/analyses/w32netskyc.html
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/netsky_c.shtml

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name, trademark manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply 
its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by UNIRAS or NISCC.  The views 
and opinions of authors expressed within this notice shall not be used for 
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or omissions contained within this briefing notice. In particular, they shall 
not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, arising from or in connection 
with the usage of information contained within this notice.

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and has contacts with other international Incident Response Teams (IRTs) in 
order to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to prompt 
rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing amongst its 
members and the community at large. 
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