SoBig Re-emerging?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Durandal7, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Is there a new PC virus coming out? I thought that all of the SoBig viruses were contained.

    I just received my first infected e-mail today and it it strikes me as odd for a few reasons:

    I thought that this problem had been more or less stopped.

    The e-mail is not a subject or message body that I remember seeing on virus reports.

    Even more insidious, I received an un-infected e-mail from the address along with the infected e-mail. The uninfected claims to be an "Automated Admin Reply" from a website saying I will get a response. The infected e-mail is in the form of a "Mail cannot be delievered" message from the same address that tells me to read the transcript for more details, that attached transcript is a .pif file.

    So, a new strain popping up or is it just SoBig breathing it's last breath?
  2. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I heard that it was still around, but most people who were in danger had patched their windoze computers, and there are still some computers that can catch and spread it, but since most people are patched it has kind of putterd out.
  3. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    I was mainly curious since I don't recall hearing about this type of behavior.

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