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UNIRAS ALERT - 14/04 - Malicious Software Report



 
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        UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) ALERT - 14/04 dated 22.03.04  Time: 21:05  
  UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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Malicous Software Report - W32.Netsky.P@mm

Also known as:
W32.Netsky.Q@mm, W32/Netsky.p@MM [McAfee], Win32.Netsky.P [Computer Associates], 
NetSky.P [F-Secure], W32/Netsky.P.worm [Panda], W32/Netsky-P [Sophos], WORM_NETSKY.P [Trend]

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Reports are coming in of a new virus known as W32.Netsky.P. The indications are 
that the rate of infections being reported to antivirus suppliers is increasing. 
Patches are available from antivirus software vendors who are assessing the 
current threat as MEDIUM.

Useful URLs:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_101119.htm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.netsky.p@xxxxxxx
http://www.sophos.co.uk/virusinfo/analyses/w32netskyp.html
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/netsky_p.shtml
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_NETSKY.P
http://www.rav.ro/ravmsstats/

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