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Posted: 2/12/2001 10:58:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2001 5:23:28 PM EDT
The company I work for got hit hard by this one.  I recieved at least 30 of these today.  Fortunately, Solaris viruses are few and far between, so I was unaffected.
Link Posted: 2/12/2001 6:39:02 PM EDT
We were hit during lunch time, and about 5 people ran the VBS script.  This one was very obvious but some will never learn.
Link Posted: 2/12/2001 7:36:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2001 7:51:03 PM EDT
DK_prof has it exactly right. Some dumbass at work always opens the latest attachment bug - yep, they shut the whole company email down today! All f%$#ing hackers must f%$#ing die! [sniper]

Link Posted: 2/12/2001 8:02:24 PM EDT
I think some of the people that hit me had their Outlook malconfigured. I don't think they actually opened the attachment. They probably had Outlook set to automatically preview messages, which would activate the script.  Thank Microsoft for having dangerous default settings.  They have since fixed this vunerability, but you have to download an update.
Link Posted: 2/13/2001 12:20:29 AM EDT

For you folks what ain't caught on yet...  one word...


'You'll be glad you did...'

Link Posted: 2/13/2001 12:31:38 AM EDT

Here's the preliminary information on this virus. At this point the sites are very busy, so as we find out more info as to what the virus does, we'll let you know.:

Name: VBS.SST@mm
Discovered: 2/12/01
Protection: Pending
View Quote

Just to clarify a couple things so they don't get misconstrued from my previous post...

I don't know whose info sez 'Protection: Pending' but the McAfee version engine and DATs that I had up were TWO (2) months old... and still stopped her cold in her tracks...

The original discovery date for this particular virus (not necessarily the tennis babe's pic as a carrier) was 08/14/2000 per my source...

Methinks you might wish to find an outfit what's more on the ball...

And it wouldn't hurt to deep-six ol Willy's full-ah-holes crapola browser and mail progs either...


Link Posted: 2/13/2001 6:06:26 AM EDT
It's not even a photo. It's a name.jpg.vbs or a plain old VB script.  You can edit the file and see what the contents are, just don't run it.
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