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From: "Kineta" <>
Subject: [FoD] From List Admin
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:53:18 +0100
New Virus called Nimda
The other names this virus goes are W32/Nimda.A@mm, W32/Nimda@mm,
Nimda is a complex virus with a mass mailing worm component which spreads
itself in attachments named README.EXE. If affects Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows Me, Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 users.
Nimda is the first worm to modify existing web sites to start offering
infected files for download. Also it is the first worm to use normal end
user machines to scan for vulnerable web sites. This technique enables Nimda
to easily reach intranet web sites located behind firewalls - something
worms such as Code Red couldn't directly do.
If you would like to know more about this virus and patches please
Please do not post virus warnings on the list.
|[FoD] From List Admin by "Kineta" <>|