November 17, 2006. Exploits have been made public for the recently patched Windows Workstation Service vulnerability (MS06-070). The exploits may lead to the creation of a self-propagating Internet worm in the near future. McAfee Avert Labs continues to monitor the situation closely. The 4889 DAT file were released early today due to increasing concern over the W32/HLLP.Philis.bq virus spreading globally.
Like to share with all so as to compare notes. I have 2 email accounts and both received incoming mails with message "transaction failed. Partial message received". Thing is I don't recognise addresses and don't recall sending any mails to these messages. These mails come with attachments but when click on paper clip, the attachments are greyed out. Another mail with message from mail server stating their firewalls have determined that mails from my PC have been sent to them. Supposedly, a new kind of worm called network worms has managed to enter into my system. This network worms harvest email addresses and mails are being sent, apparently without the knowledge of user. Also state that many computers are affected and is advised to update antivirus and do a system restore. This particular mail also has an attachment and it can be open. But I'm wary not to do so. Did a full scan on my Norton AV '06 and also Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware but nothing came up. Not sure if the situation is genuine or a malicious trick. Appreciate any feedback if anyone has experienced the same thing.