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  • Second
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    Originally posted by grimnocturnal
    My statement wasn't an attack on second, it was a question referring to his statement on his opinion that we had best be ready for "disaster" and I was merely asking why he was over-reacting.
    A few things..let me start off by saying: no harm done. It didn't bother me at all that you said that. But, if you see, I didn't really say it like that..I said I hope you're all ready..I know it's a slight difference, but still a difference.

    Also, it doesn't hurt that I put a big smiling face at the end of the statement, usually indicating that the poster is joking, or something along those lines. And lastly, I don't expect you to know this because you don't know me, but I don't over-react for the most part; hopefully you'll be able to see that more and more as time goes on. Have a good day!

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  • grimnocturnal
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    I did read the definition first.

    Originally posted by AlxRogan
    Instead of instantly berating someone for something you obviously know nothing about, why don't you check out the link he posted. It is a concise summary of a fairly devastating virus/worm.

    Here's hoping your boxes aren't part of the problem.
    My statement wasn't an attack on second, it was a question referring to his statement on his opinion that we had best be ready for "disaster" and I was merely asking why he was over-reacting.

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  • Shiva
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    Blackworm...Not so Much

    We saw about 11 instances of it hit our anti spam/anti virus server over the weekend. No infections reported.

    Hope this doesn't hurt the media's street cred with this sort of thing. Cry wolf once or twice and suddenly everyone starts ignoring you.

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  • Thorn
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    I'd forgotten about this: Last week the AV on the mail server stopped a copy of Blackmal from coming through. What I thought was really funny was that it supposedly came from astcell!

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  • SlackJaw
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    Nothing from blackworm, but our local comm college has been plaqued with "cool.exe" for over 2 months. They've spent big $$ for specialist to come in but we still have it. Nobody can seem to rid the network of this pest.... They just close ports and monitor to prevent the IRC bots...

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  • theprez98
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    ITS here at Penn State reported that a couple of computers got infected but other than that I haven't seen anything.

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  • Clp727
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    I think that all the media coverage has been a good thing. Particularly the SANS information. This has allowed the AV companys to prepare updates and in some cases, removal tools. Educating the public may reduce the number of infections. My boss sent out an alert to all network users advising caution. Our network didn't see any problems today (Thank God). I figure that all precautions are out the window in a few days. Most users will return to their normal habits. Good habits and up to date AV software will go far.

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  • AlxRogan
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    I got one notice from a copy in a user's mailbox, only signs of it here.

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  • ck3k
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    It's 2pm and my cell has yet to start going off, think this was all hype. Has anyone/anyone's network even seen this in the wild?

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    nothing... not a sausage. nary a whisper of trouble has been heard from any of the places where i lend a hand with things.

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  • converge
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    ...yawm ..

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  • Second
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    Well, 8:30 am, no damage evident at the house. PHEW! Anyone have any unfortunate news to report?

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  • AlxRogan
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    Originally posted by LURHQ
    Analysis
    The email worm known as BlackWorm/Nyxem/Blackmal/Blueworm/Grew is scheduled to delete (actually overwriting with a small text message) certain file types on Feb 3, 2006.

    We have been tracking the worldwide infections of this worm by means of a web stats counter the worm reports infections to. Currently it is at 679,000, but has tapered off in the last day or so. Even though this seems like a large number, as email viruses go, it is not a major threat in terms of email volume. The threat posed by this worm is the overwriting of files which is scheduled to occur on February 3, 2006. The file types in question are DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP.
    Taken from http://www.lurhq.com/blackworm.html

    EDIT: Just realized that Second had posted this link earlier, sorry for the dupe.

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  • xgermx
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    I have heard a decent amount of media coverage on this (slow news week?). As you know virus = fear, fear = good news ratings. I'm not saying there's no threat here but ideally media coverage would be proportionate to the threat level. It could be worse, they could be calling it Y2K6F3.

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  • Floydr47
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    You would think that it would be to Microsoft's advantage to release the tool early in order to maintain the security of Microsoft products whether the user was a paying subscriber or not. I am not against making money but if a person (or corporation) sees a crime commited it is his/her civic responsability to take action. I simply don't believe that Microsoft's obligation to the customer ends at the time of product sale. Thanks, CotMan and Second for the links, they were very informative.

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