Most creative Worm

Discussion in 'polls' started by meneer, Mar 4, 2004.

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What's the most creative Social Engineering worm?

  1. Sobig

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  2. Klez

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  3. Sober

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  4. Bagle

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  5. Netsky

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    50.0%
  6. Other

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    50.0%
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  1. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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  2. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    I've never been infected by a worm. I guess WG is doing it's job, and watching what I do of course. :D
     
  3. JayK

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    Me thinks it more of the later. Only ignorant,dumb people or careless people get infected with mass mailing worms.
     
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    MSBlast was very well done with a nice html blue page with Microsoft logo, very weel done.
     
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  6. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I would have to say blaster even though it used unpatched machines to infect it was very succesful. It was the only true infection I have ever had. I did a full format and restore and before I could update my av or firewall it got me twice in ten minutes. I am glad it is really easy to get rid of. ;)
     
  7. DMo224

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    I think I may have fit in one of those categories.

    I vote Klez since it got me via hotmail. My son and I were reading an email that he got in hotmail. It was an ad that he had a question about. I told him it was junk and delete it. He deleted it and hotmail automatically opened the next email. Lo and behold, worm time (and no spice). :'(

    We don't normally deleted open hotmail emails since it opens the next one, but we did that time. We're more careful now!
     
  8. JayK

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    Hmm, Why doesn't deleting an attachment in hotmail automatically open the next attachment?

    Even if this is so , it's poor design in hotmail and not the creativity of klezo_O
     
  9. DMo224

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    For clarity, I hit delete on an opened email with an attachment. When hotmail deleted it, it automatically opened the next email and attachment. There was also a hotlink in the email, if that made a difference.

    I really don't understand the workings of how that happened. I wrote MSN about what had happened. Of course, it can't happen although it did.

    And, of course, they told me that McAfee would have caught it............but it didn't!
     
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