Sep 12 2010

‘Here You Have’ worm and who takes the credit

Category: MalwareDISC @ 11:16 pm
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Malicious Mobile Code & How to Protect from Malware

If you receive an email with the subject ‘Here You Have.’ or ‘Just For You’ delete the message without clicking the link. Do NOT forward the email to Security or anyone else.

One version of the spam e-mail simply says, “Hello: This is The Document I told you about, you can find it here” and includes a link that appears to be a pdf document.

Another version of the worm includes the subject “Just For you” and says “This is The Free Dowload Sex Movies, you can find it Here.”

If a user clicks the link and downloads the virus, it spreads to contacts in that individual’s e-mail account and continues to propagate. McAfee also said that it attempts to stop and delete security services.

Organizations including NASA, Comcast, AIG, Disney, Proctor & Gamble, Florida Department of Transportation and Wells Fargo are just a few of the organizations apparently affected by the worm.

Who Takes the Credit

The hacker, known as Iraq Resistance, responded to inquiries sent to an e-mail address associated with the “Here you have” worm, which during a brief period early Thursday accounted for about 10 percent of the spam on the Internet. He (or she) revealed no details about his identity, but said, “The creation of this is just a tool to reach my voice to people maybe… or maybe other things.”

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Tags: Comcast, Computer worm, Email, McAfee, NASA, Procter & Gamble, Spam, Wells Fargo