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virus alert as notified by trend micro

  1. Received the following alert from Trend this evening.

    Trend Micro Medium Risk Virus Alert-WORM_LOVGATE.C

    This malware is currently rapidly spreading in Taiwan,Australia,France,and Japan from where TrendLabs has received a significant number of infection reports.
    As at 1.02am, Trend has declared a Yellow Alert to control the spread of this malware.

    This malware is both a worm and backdoor program. To propogate,it drops copies of itself in network shared folders and subfolders.It also sends copies of itself by via email.

    This worm uses its own SMTP server,SMTP.163.com,to send email. IT SENDS EMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE.

    "I'LL TRY TO REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
    TAKE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHMENT AND SEND ME YOUR OPINION!"

    As a backdoor,it opens a port,10168 by default,allowing remote users to access and manipulate the affected system. It sends a notification to either of the following email addresses:

    [email protected]
    [email protected]


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