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Rumors of new Download.Ject Worm

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Rumors of new Download.Ject Worm

We have heard rumors that there maybe a new worm on the loose. Reports have stated that this worm arrives as an innoculous looking instant message on AIM or ICQ which says "My personal home pagehttp://XXXXXXX.X-XXXXXX.XXX/". Once the user clicks on this link Internet Explorer opens a malicious website that infects the user through several IE vulnerabilities such as Object Data, Ibiza CHM and MHTML Redirect.

The most noticeable end-user effects of being infected with this new Download.Ject worm is a modifed Homepage and search pane in the browser. In place of the users ordinary Homepage is a site called TargetSearch and several browser windows displaying adult advertisement and referal links. There are obvious financial motivations behind this worm.

Please let the Handler's know if anyone has received an actual copy of this.

SEC Warning about Telephone Fraud Scam

It appears there is yet another scam trying to take our hard earned dollars from our hands. This time the technology that is being used to scam is the telephone. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission says that the message is designed to sound as if the speaker didn't realize that he or she was leaving the hot tip on the wrong machine. The message is intended to lead you to believe that there is a stock that is going to drastically increase in value and that you could make a huge profit. In reality, the only one making the huge profit will be the scammers. To read the full story and find out how to report this scam should you receive one of these calls see the Securities and Exchange Commission web site.

http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/wrongnumberscam.htm

My Favorite Quote of the Day

Thanks to Donald Smith for my favorite quote of the day.

Everyday is virus day. Do you know where your recovery CDs are? Did you create them yet?

Deb Hale

Handler On Duty

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