just received a virus (!!) that may have been sent to all my contacts,
including you. Even though it suggests pictures of a party, do not look at
It will not show any pictures,
but will open and replicate itself to your emails. I was fooled because I
worked with a local web site involving Tupper, and Shaw is a local ISP.
Can't win them all!
My party worm virus gatecrashes PCs
It's my party and I'll infect if I want to...
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is warning
computer users against the new My Party email worm (aka W32/MyParty-A)
which is spreading in the wild.
The worm, which may appear to have come from a colleague or friend,
arrives as an email with the subject line 'new photos from my party!'.
The message reads: 'Hello! My party...It was absolutely amazing! I have
attached my web page with new photos! If you can please make color prints
of my photos. Thanks!'
Attached to the email is a file called www.myparty.yahoo.com which some
users may believe is a link to a website. In fact once the file is
launched the worm sends a copy of itself to every contact in the Windows
"This worm uses cunning social engineering to spread itself," said
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "My
Party dupes users into thinking they'll see exciting snaps of frolicking
partygoers. Instead of blushing over embarassing photos, infected users
will be red-faced about forwarding malicious code to their friends,
colleagues and customers."
Researched by Alan Pattinson at Pacific Web Sites. Sept.
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