!!!danger!!! - is this a new virus??

  1. Yak
    13,672 Posts.
    Just got this early warning..........anyone know anything...

    Hi All,

    This is one of our URGENT Flashes about a fast spreading variant of the MyDoom Virus. The new 'F' is DELETING FILES from people's hard disks. Among these are .doc, .xls and many others. Please find more relevant data below.

    Warm regards,

    The [email protected] worm:

    Is a mass-mailing worm that opens a backdoor on TCP port 1080
    Can download and execute arbitrary files
    Will perform a Denial of Service (DoS) against www.microsoft.com and www.riaa.com, if the computer's local system date is between 17th and 22nd of any month.
    Sets up a backdoor in an infected system, by opening TCP port 1080. This could allow an attacker to connect to a computer and use it as a proxy to gain access to its network resources.
    Here is the link to the Symantec website:
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