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Tuesday, October 07, 2003
I think it might be a good idea to post the following information on the Web Site: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++ W32.Swen.A W32.Swen.A is a new and destructive computer worm that is disguised as an official email from Microsoft. The file comes attached to a note asking the recipient to install a "September 2003, Cumulative Patch" to protect against vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Outlook Express.
If installed, the Swen worm will attempt to disable antivirus software and personal firewalls. It will also compromise email accounts by sending additional copies of itself through infected computers.
To protect yourself, do not open email attachments unless you know the sender and are expecting the attachment. Do not run updates and security patches that you have received as email attachments. Microsoft does not transmit security patches via email.
For additional information on this virus, go to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++
I have received many of these emails in the past few days. Perhaps one of our group is infected and is not aware of it.