My Party Photos - A New Virus Report

Anti-virus vendors reported a new virus on Sunday that targets email addresses contained within the Windows Address Book. Do not open the email attachment of any message that has the following characteristics: Subject: new photos from my party! Body: Hello! My party... It was absolutely amazing! I have attached my web page with new photos! If you can please make color prints of my photos. Thanks! Attachment: (29,696 bytes) or (28160 bytes). Symantec released an update on January 27 for this new virus McAfee has released an additional file (Extra.dat) to temporarily respond to this new virus According to the McAfee web site, the signature for this new virus will be incorporated into the 4184 DAT file. Please ensure your anti-virus products are current with the most recent vendor updates. We are presently blocking email messages possessing a subject line that matches the W32.Myparty infected email.

Robert A. Ono, CISSP Information Technology Security Coordinator Information and Educational Technology University of California, Davis (530) 754-6484 Desk