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What happens at 5am? (19 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 23-August-2003  01:07:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent in this article, which could be quite a big thing. The W32.Sobig.F virus that's been sending you so many annoying emails over the last few days apparently has a second phase, which kicks into action all around the world at 5am Sydney time.

The worm connects to one of these 20 servers and authenticates itself with a secret 8-byte code. The servers respond with a web address. Infected machines download a program from this address and run it. At this moment it is completely unknown what this mystery program will do.

Update: not much! :) Ziggy spotted this link explaining how the attack was prevented.



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