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] Do not open mail marked "My Party" or "New Photos from My Party"

Friends - hope this is not one of my false alarms, but better safe .... f

 Do not open mail marked "My Party" or "New Photos from My Party"
Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2002, 8:08 pm

It is being spread heavily on YahooGroups.......
New Email Worm 'My Party' Surfaces, Begins to Grow
Mon Jan 28, 8:07 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - A new computer bug that tries to
trick computer users into clicking on a virus-infected Web link masquerading
as party photos emerged in Asia on Monday morning and began spreading to
Europe, computer experts said.
The so-called "My Party" worm, which is not considered destructive, spreads
by infiltrating popular email software Microsoft Windows Address Book and
Outlook Express Database. The worm emails itself to every person in an
infected users' email log making it look as if the worm comes from a
colleague or friend, experts said. Anti-virus specialist Trend Micro gave it
a medium risk rating. Security firms said that compared with past email
worms, such as Nimda and Sircam, the number of reported "My Party"
thus far is moderate. The virus arrives as an email with the subject line
"new photos from my party!" It contains an innocuous looking file attachment
called A message in the body of the email 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!"
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus, said
because it carries what appears to be an authentic link from the popular Web
portal Yahoo and appears to come from a colleague or friend, the worm has
potential to spread quickly. As of 1200 GMT, Sophos received reports of
infection from corporate clients and academic institutions in Asia, the
Middle East and Europe.

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