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Netsky and Bagel viruses

DecaturHawk

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Anyone been inundated with worm-produced e-mails generated by the WWNetsky and WWBagel viruses? I have never received so many worm-produced e-mails. Our virus-trapping software removes the infected attachments, so we are not replicating it, but it appears that a lot of servers have been sending it around. When "Melissa" and "iloveyou" hit, I didn't have anywhere near the number of infected e-mails as I am getting now. Is this just a localized phenomenon, or is anyone else getting more of these than ever before?
 

Chet

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DecaturHawk said:
Anyone been inundated with worm-produced e-mails generated by the WWNetsky and WWBagel viruses? I have never received so many worm-produced e-mails. Our virus-trapping software removes the infected attachments, so we are not replicating it, but it appears that a lot of servers have been sending it around. When "Melissa" and "iloveyou" hit, I didn't have anywhere near the number of infected e-mails as I am getting now. Is this just a localized phenomenon, or is anyone else getting more of these than ever before?
I had it at home thanks to an outdated Norton subdcription. I had over 15,000 infected files on my PC and it replicated with wreckless abandon. Luckily I figured out WTF was going on before it took down my hard drive. Lesson learned!
 

BKM

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Not the virus, but recently, I have been getting a lot of P*&^% Rocket ads for viagra and the like.
 

NHPlanner

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Tons of them, with the attachments deleted via our firewall and virus protection.
 

SGB

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NHPlanner said:
Tons of them, with the attachments deleted via our firewall and virus protection.
Same here, although Bagel version D took out our office mail server for a day before out IT folks got the updated virus definition installed.
 

SkeLeton

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Ah... the joys of having low profile e-mail accounts... 0 to nothing junk and since I'm on the move generally, I just have to use webmail, so if any mails have viruses, they probably won't do much harm, and I generally don't open suspicious e-mails, just straight to the trashcan.
 
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