Sircam is rated high-risk right now. It will spread by email using addresses from Windows’ address books, attaching a random file from the “My Documents” folder. Yes, I’m sure you all want your private files circulating around the Internet! It also does more nasty stuff, and I adamantly suggest that you read some first-hand information to protect yourself (and your friends).
- ‘Sircam’ Worm Getting Hotter [wired news]
- SARC write-up for Sircam
[link from Zeldman]
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0 thoughts on “Worm-virus: Sircam [en]”
indeed, i got i twice already. thank god for norton anti-virus!
Five for me. The people in charge of the mail servers are intercepting
messages with it before they reach my computer and then send me a niec
message saying they did so, but still, I think this the first time I’ve
recieved one virus so many times.