Date Written: March 30, 2004
Date Collected: March 30, 2004
Antivirus companies are reporting a seventeenth variant of Netsky, Netsky.Q, programmed to launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against peer-to-peer networks, containing a message blaming users for the spread of viruses. The message also claims that Netsky.Q's authors want to stop illegal file-trading. Netsky.Q arrives as either a .pif (program information file) or .zip e-mail attachment, but also exploits a Microsoft hole that launches files attached to any e-mail a user reads. The e-mail disguises itself as an automatic "Delivery Error" message. Netsky.Q will forward itself to e-mail addresses on March 31, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2004. It will launch DDoS attacks against Kazaa, and pirated software websites www.edonkey2000.com and www.cracks.am on April 7 and 12. The worm's code claims its author is Skynet Antivirus, based in Russia, declaring opposition to "hacking, sharing with illegal stuff and similar illegal content."
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