NOTICE: Spreaders of Worms & Viruses

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ganerd, Feb 14, 2004.

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  1. ganerd

    ganerd Registered Member

    While prepearing for today's sermon, I was downloading some referance material off WinMX and ran across an individual or Company that is spreading viruses. They have about 615 files infected with worms or viruses.
    Their Whois was as follows:

    Reported by WinMX Peer Network remote host
    Time/date of report: Sat Feb 14 01:23:16 2004
    User Name: lee123_37401
    Connection Type: T1
    Files shared: 615
    Elapsed time online: 11:08:35
    Transfer Status: 2 of 2 available

    All the files are fairly short and all are exe's. That is what made me suspicious. The files that I check had I-worm/Lablan.A

    I am placing this on other forums also.

    Does anyone know an address where this type activity can be reported? If so you are welcome to place a copy of this notice on those sited.
    Rev. Ganerd
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    That's why all P2P programs are inherently dangerous, not just Kazaa and the other applications bundled with spyware.

    The so called safe applications are just as bad

    It is estimated that approximately 75% of alll downloaded files using these applications are either the wrong file or contain viruses and trojans

    A 1 in 4 chance of getting the right file, that is clean is NOT good odds in my book

    If you will insist on stealing software and music/videos, you pay the penalty
  3. FukenFooser 007.5

    FukenFooser 007.5 Registered Member

    No, I think you are wrong on this.
    maybe 25% wrong or infected, but closer to 10%
    stealing is also a strong word for share the wealth.

    But thats My opinion

    Have a nice day.
  4. ganerd

    ganerd Registered Member

    ;) Think maybe "dvk01" means the same as "RIAA"?

  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    read these rather eyeopening pages about P2P programs and their scumware contents
    the robot army one is especially informative

    these sites give some figures, both say nearly 50% are infected, but other reports say that over 25 % are mis named or deliberately wrongly named,4149,1525934,00.asp

    Added URL tags - Pieter
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