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SirCam strikes left, right and center - FrostyTech.com SirCam strikes left, right and center
Sun Jul 22, 2001 | 4:52P| PermaLink
Judging by the number of emails I've been getting, there are a great many of you infected with this nasty virus. Here's a tip, NEVER open any attachments unless your name is in the body of the email, or you are specifically expecting something from a person you know. Above all, never, never open any attachments with a ".exe" extension.

Sircam is a mass mailing virus that uses Microsoft Outlook Express to distribute itself, according to Trend Micro. It attempts to evade detection by arriving with a random subject line and an attachment by the same name. But Sircam is particularly nasty since it can send out personal documents saved on the hard drive. F-Secure's anti-virus warning described Sircam's message like this:


Subject: Document file name (without extension)
From: [user_of_infected_machine@prodigy.net.mx]
To: [random@email.from.address.book]>

Hi! How are you?
 
I send you this file in order to have your advice
 
See you later. Thanks
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