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Online Virus Warning: W32/Bagel
By: MarkJ - 19 January, 2004 (1:24 PM)

It looks as if we could be about to see the first of 2004's big viruses with the rapid spread of W32/BAGLE@MM. The worm harvests any e-mail addresses on your computer and sends itself on, while also opening up a backdoor for others to gain access to your PC:

The worm spoofs the 'from' field in emails it sends, which means it may appear to have come from someone you know," the company said in a statement.

The worm includes a back door component that listens on TCP port 6777. This allows an attacker to upload and execute arbitrary programs on infected computers.

Users should delete any email containing the following:

From: (address may be forged)

Subject: Hi


Test =)

(random characters)


Test, yep.

Attachment: (random filename) 15,872 bytes



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