Top VPS Hosting Provider

web hosting

ALERT: “Here you have” Email Worm virus

by Jeremy Adams on September 10, 2010

Hello myhosting.com users, readers and all. We wanted to provide you all a heads up on a virus threat that’s very recently been discovered. It’s a rather nasty one so we’re providing the details below so you can protect yourself.

Details can be found on symantec’s site: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-round-email-worm-here-you-have

Security Response has confirmed reports of a worm spreading through email under the subject “Here you have”. The mail to the unsuspecting recipient claims to be providing a document available through a URL. The URL is spoofed and actually points to a malicious program being hosted on a different server.

The email will appear similar to the following:

In this instance, the actual file downloaded would be named ‘PDF_Document21_025542010_pdf.scr’ and is housed on the domain ‘members.multimania.co.uk’. This file is a minor variation of W32.Imsolk.A@mm. The main characteristics of the worm’s functionality are as follows:

  • Spread through mapped drives through autorun
  • Spread through email by taking contacts from the address book
  • Spread through instant messenger
  • Disables various security related programs

Symantec users will be protected from this threat under the name “Trojan Horse”, if virus definitions version 20100909.023 or later are applied.

Related posts:

  1. Hosted Exchange Email now available from myhosting.com
  2. myhosting.com Mobile Email Solution Awarded for Excellence @ Parallels Summit 2011 Awards
  3. What does your email address tell people about you?
  4. Not all email is created equal: an introduction to POP3, IMAP4 and MAPI
  5. Caution: Domain Name Phishing Scams on the Rise

{ 6 comments }

Randy5 September 10, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Thanks for this, I appreciate this warning. Doesn’t sound like much fun if you open this email!

PotsNPans September 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Any updates on this virus? Did anyone get wiped out by this thing?

WrigleyF September 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Hopefully, the “here you have” threat has passed, and it’s a good reminder not to open anything if you’re unsure of where it came from (or, at least open it up on someone else’s computer!)

Stoddard June 3, 2011 at 2:14 AM

The sad part is, as soon as one threat like this passes, another one pops up right away.

Rusher August 2, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Yes, as long as there is computing, there will be viruses.

OfftheWall September 28, 2011 at 5:27 AM

I feel like a bad virus is coming since it’s been a while since my last one. I’m bracing myself.

Previous post:

Next post:

Website Hosting and Domain Hosting Email Hosting Services, Pick Up Your Email
© 2013 SoftCom Inc. All rights reserved.