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Sobig Virus Returns Posing as Bill Gates Message

Internet users have been warned about a virus spreading widely across the web, sometimes posing as an e-mail from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. The Sobig-C mass-mailing worm spreads via e-mail – forwarding itself to email addresses found on the infected computer’s hard drive – and network shares, security experts said yesterday (2 June). When forwarding itself on to other computer users the worm spoofs the “From:” field either using addresses found on the computer’s hard drive or “bill@microsoft.com”. Infected e-mails contain subject lines such as “Re: Movie”, “Re: Approved”, or “Re: Your application” and contain the message “Please see the attached file”. The worm can use a number of different attachment names including screensaver.scr, movie.pif and documents.pif. Full Story

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