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Robrt (1414)

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Tuesday August 19, 2003
09:50 AM

Help! I'm drowning!

[ #14202 ]

It's not even 8am, and today is shaping up to be a pretty awful spam/bounce day. Looks like a sobig variant. Right now I'm receiving them at about 8 messages a minute.

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  • It's Sobig.F.

    Wonder what spam sending goodies they have in store for us this time :-)
    • Wonder what spam sending goodies they have in store for us this time :-)

      I was aware that spammers were sending out viruses specifically to install backdoor spam relays. However, you seem to be saying that recent Sobig variants have had trojans. Am I reading this correclty? If this current one has any sort of backdoor in it, then after today there are going to be a heck of a lot more compramised machines out there, ready for (mis)use

      • All the Sobig variants have been created by spammers to extend their zombie networks. Each one gets slightly more potent, and has greater spam sending capabilities.

        Admittedly there's no "hard" evidence of this. To get so-called "hard" evidence you'd have to catch the perpetrator in question, and find the source files on his hard drive. But the circumstantial evidence is very strong.