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05.19.2003 - Worm dupes with fake Microsoft address



View AntiVirus related news. W32/Palyh.A-mm

Beware of the new "Palyh" email-borne mass-mailing virus
On 17th May 2003, MessageLabs the email security company intercepted copies of a new mass-mailing virus called W32/Palyh-mm. The initial copies all originated from the Netherlands, although it is now active in at least 69 countries.

Name: W32/Palyh.A-mm
Number of copies intercepted so far: 11,161
Time & Date first Captured: 17th May 2003 07:55GMT
Origin of first intercepted copy: Netherlands
Number of countries seen active: 69
Top three most active countries: Hong Kong 5.8%, United States 8.2%, United Kingdom 57.5%

Email characteristics:
It appears that many emails are possible, and all contained attachments. Typical emails may appear as follows:
From: support@microsoft.com (NB: The email sender from: address is spoofed, and does not indicate the true address of the sender.)

- If you would like more information, visit CNET.
Or you can get some detailed information on the virus itself, at Message Labs.
- Source: CNET News

NID: 732 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance
Categories: Anti-Virus
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