[lazarus] OFF TOPIC - Brid.A circulating

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Nov 8 13:46:23 EST 2002

> I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting TONS of bounce notices
> where the Brid.A virus is pretending to be me.  This is one of those
> viruses where if you are the infected one it grabs someone's e-mail
> address out of your inbox and pretends to be that person so that it is
> hard to trace back.

I also get bounces, but they don't originate from the target domain. I think
they are using badly configured mailservers to "bounce" spammail that way.

> This virus is particularly nasty - on the 9th and 19th it attempts to
> delete files on your hard drive.  If it detects that you are attempting
> to remove it by deleting it or deleting it's registry keys, it wipes
> your hard drive.

It only does so if you run Windows :-)

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