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The Virus "My Party"

Sorry, I just received a virus (!!) that may have been sent to all my contacts, including you. Even though it suggests pictures of a party, do not look at it!

It will not show any pictures, but will open and replicate itself to your emails. I was fooled because I worked with a local web site involving Tupper, and Shaw is a local ISP. Can't win them all!

My party worm virus gatecrashes PCs

It's my party and I'll infect if I want to...

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is warning computer users against the new My Party email worm (aka W32/MyParty-A) which is spreading in the wild.

The worm, which may appear to have come from a colleague or friend, arrives as an email with the subject line 'new photos from my party!'.

The message reads: '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!'

Attached to the email is a file called www.myparty.yahoo.com which some users may believe is a link to a website. In fact once the file is launched the worm sends a copy of itself to every contact in the Windows Address book.

"This worm uses cunning social engineering to spread itself," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "My Party dupes users into thinking they'll see exciting snaps of frolicking partygoers. Instead of blushing over embarassing photos, infected users will be red-faced about forwarding malicious code to their friends, colleagues and customers."

Information from: http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/myparty.html

Researched by Alan Pattinson at Pacific Web Sites. Sept. 2006

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