Suclove.A - New version of LoveLetter virus emerges
A new virus ressembling the social engineering approach of the Love Letter virus in May 2000 has emerged. This one is easy to block and more of a threat to home users.
McAfee information http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_136187.htm Trend and Symantec information http://secunia.com/virus_information/21881/suclove.a/ Payload:
Opens a back door that allows a remote attacker to have unauthorized access to the compromised computer. Large scale e-mailing:
Uses MS Outlook to send a copy of the worm to all users in the Outlook address book. Degrades performance:
Creates a mass-mailing of itself, which may impact performance. Releases confidential info:
Attempts to steal confidential system information. EMAIL TO AVOID Subject: Love, for Forgiveness :->
Body: I love u please forgive me!...
Subject: Read my letter for you
Body: this was created from the deep inside my heart.