Medium Risk Virus Alert - WORM_NETSKY.Q

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    As of March 29, 2004 12:29 AM PST, TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_NETSKY.Q. TrendLabs has received several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in Japan and China.

    This new NETSKY variant propagates via email and network shares. It exploits a known vulnerability (MS01-020) that affects Internet Explorer and allows the automatic execution of attachments when an email is read or previewed in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. More information on the exploit can be read at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.mspx

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_NETSKY.Q
     
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