Help with DOS attack

Michael Mitchell protek_2000 at
Mon Jul 23 13:18:48 CDT 2001

I've received it, the extension is deceptive with a name.doc.bat 
handle.  Clearly it is grabbing names out of various folks email
address books.

In asking for advice I did what I knew would be useless, and replied:

"Never open executables sent by email, even allegedly by friends."

I offer that same advice.  Again this has a "bat" extension.

-mike mitchell

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-pdx-pm-list at [mailto:owner-pdx-pm-list at]On
Behalf Of Jeff Zucker
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 10:53 AM
To: pdx-pm-list at
Subject: Re: Help with DOS attack

I wrote:
> So far this morning I have gotten about 25 emails, each over .5mb 
> in length with binary attatchments from someone I don't know. 

Turns out to be the W32/SirCam Virus.  I'm surprised none of you are
getting hit.  I've recieved over 20mb worth of it in the past 3 days.

But since it's apparently a general virus rather than a specific attack
on me, 

  <gilda> nevermind </gilda>.


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