GoA Infected with 'My Doom' Worm?

Konah

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recieved 2 emails from goa with the infected keylogger/trojan attached...

be careful out there! :eek7:
 

Chilly

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thats proposterous!


and on a more worrying sidenote, it means theres a working keylogger on someoens puter at GOA. perhaps they should be notified?
 

Mehuge

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The virus originated elsewhere and is masking itself to look as if it comes from goa (just an entry it has picked from someones address book). This is a common trick email viruses use to make you think the email is legit and to cover it's tracks.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100983.htm
 

Tay

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Konah said:
recieved 2 emails from goa with the infected keylogger/trojan attached...

be careful out there! :eek7:
Faked headers and destination addies I thought?

I have so far seen over 600 sent to my office this morning, all of them use the a random name and @domain.ere .

They are all set to DDoS SCO which aint such a bad thing imho :) open source4tehwinzor you money grabbing twats...

Oh....sorry I hate sco with a passion.
 

Jugvayne

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Warning ! Nasty virus out there...
[2004-27-01]

Good day everyone,

This morning, a new virus was discovered which is currently considered very dangerous and very nasty. The name of this worm kind of virus is : MyDoom and so far, all the experts are agreeing that this one could damage the internet stability.

First thing to do, make sure that you have an up-to-date anti-virus program. Then, check your anti-virus website to learn more about the propagation method of this virus (can learn more here as well).
You will receive emails, coming from totally random people (usually fake information taken from your contact list) with weird messages and an attachment. Do NOT open or check this attachment file ! Even if the mail is coming from us (which can happen since the name it taken randomly from the contact list of infected computers), do NOT open it. If you are infected, follow the removal instruction found on various specialised anti-virus companies websites and make sure that your computer is protected.

Second, and this will be a direct side effect of the virus propagation, there will most likely be very severe internet slowdowns in the coming days. You may (will) encounter linkdeads, lag and various other little connection problems. Just remember that we do not control everything happening on the net and that these slowdowns are to be expected.

Last thing, and this is important, if you receive such "virus email" and see that it's coming from us, it is not. As explained by various companies specialised in virus analysis, this MyDoom is "spoofing emails" and using random names to fake the "from" field of the email.

Be careful, keep your computer clean and protected.
from GOA's official website
 

Khalen

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Sigh another one.. why do people find it so fun to make these kind of things? Do they gain anything with it?
 

Greenfingers

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it's funneh that I have never gotten a virus on my comp .. only the one I had on a 3,5" disc .. erhm .. *blush* ;)

Why do peeps open Emails from peeps they never heard of? .... here @ work we got 180ish already, and they keep popping in. Our Mailsweeper takes 100% of every spam mail, spoofer, trojan everything so far.... the funneh thing is that the Security guy @ work don't even know how to shut down port's on our FW ... tbh ... he is sooo st00pid, he shouldn't be in the position he is atm !!! ... and Im the one doing his job ! ... Im the one telling him about the viruses, telling him what to do about them, how they work, and what to do in the future .. and so far, not even _1_ Virus, Trojan ... NOTHING got through our Mailsweeper nor FW after I got here ... strange ... before that, they had to run around like screaming children and updating the virusscanners and removing viruses ... *shrug* ... cave-man technology!

I was the one that setup the Sweeper ... or well ... I was the one making the ruleZ for it ;) it was already here, when I got here .. but it didn't really have any ruleZ on it .. only some really retarded ones
... now they got some consultant working on it once in a while, cuZ the security guy's supperior didn't like me doing HIS job... guess I will take over his job when my education is over :twak:

now .... Im just a poor student :(
 

Khalen

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Greenfingers said:
it's funneh that I have never gotten a virus on my comp .. only the one I had on a 3,5" disc .. erhm .. *blush* ;)

Why do peeps open Emails from peeps they never heard of? .... here @ work we got 180ish already, and they keep popping in. Our Mailsweeper takes 100% of every spam mail, spoofer, trojan everything so far.... the funneh thing is that the Security guy @ work don't even know how to shut down port's on our FW ... tbh ... he is sooo st00pid, he shouldn't be in the position he is atm !!! ... and Im the one doing his job ! ... Im the one telling him about the viruses, telling him what to do about them, how they work, and what to do in the future .. and so far, not even _1_ Virus, Trojan ... NOTHING got through our Mailsweeper nor FW after I got here ... strange ... before that, they had to run around like screaming children and updating the virusscanners and removing viruses ... *shrug* ... cave-man technology!

I was the one that setup the Sweeper ... or well ... I was the one making the ruleZ for it ;) it was already here, when I got here .. but it didn't really have any ruleZ on it .. only some really retarded ones
... now they got some consultant working on it once in a while, cuZ the security guy's supperior didn't like me doing HIS job... guess I will take over his job when my education is over :twak:

now .... Im just a poor student :(
That's so common because all the spots/jobs that he might have learned for were all to picky or taken. A lot of those people take a short course to take some other job where the demand is high. Don't expect someone to know everything just as fast as yourself. It's all about experience and learning. And there will always be people who know more or a bit better. People learn... (at least I hope they do).
 

yaruar

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Tay said:
Faked headers and destination addies I thought?

I have so far seen over 600 sent to my office this morning, all of them use the a random name and @domain.ere .

They are all set to DDoS SCO which aint such a bad thing imho :) open source4tehwinzor you money grabbing twats...

Oh....sorry I hate sco with a passion.
Yes, such lovely people writing viruses, taking down whole systems and potentially stealing sensitive user information.

Not to mention they've managed to overload the london backbone that my adsl hangs off for the past 2 days.

Let SCO be dealt with in a legal way, they will most probably be bancrupted by the current legal cases heading through the courts. If they aren't then they are right, the whole of /. is wrong ;)

Persoanlly I hope the Weenix using /. reading 26 year old virus writing spotty oik finally loses his virginity after being sent to jail at the hands of a 28 stone muderer called "tiny"

Virus authors are slightly below spammers in the scale leading down from pond life IMO...
 

Thire

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damn your try to make GOA look bad didnt work Konah :(
 

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