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MessageLabs Intelligence virus advisory: W32/Netsky.P

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 24, 2004 2:45 AM PST

W32/Netsky.P spreads on trigger date

MessageLabs, the leading provider of managed email security services to business, is warning computer users against W32/Netsky.P, the latest in a long line of Netsky variants. W32/Netsky.P was scheduled to begin mass mailing on 24th March 2004; MessageLabs has intercepted over 200,000 copies of the worm to date.

Name: W32/Netsky.P-mm
Number of copies intercepted so far: 200,000 +
Time & Date first Captured: 21st March 2004, 9.00 GMT


W32/Netsky.P is a mass mailing email worm that contains its own SMTP engine and harvests email addresses from infected machines in order to spread.

W32/Netsky-P also tries to delete registry entries that have been made by the W32/Mydoom and W32/Bagle worms.

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