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Don’t fall for a fake virus outbreak warning

August 2nd, 2006 by Patrick S

F-Secure have received several reports of a mass mailing that’s going around. The messages have been spoofed to look like they are from and arrive with title “Warning! New Virus On The Internet! Update Now!”.



The link in the mail goes to and downloads an IRC backdoor. Administrators might want to filter web traffic to this site.

Source F-secure

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