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PSS Security Response Team Alert - New Worm: W32/Mydoom@MM


DATE: January 26, 2004

PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Web-based e-mail



W32/Mydoom@MM spreads via e-mail. The Microsoft Product Support Services Security Team is issuing this alert to advise customers to be on the alert for this virus as it spreads in the wild. Customers are advised to review the information and take the appropriate action for their environments.

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Microsoft Consumer Virus Alert:

Why We Are Issuing This Alert

W32/Mydoom@MM spreads through e-mail. This worm can disguise the sender's address, a tactic known as spoofing, and may generate e-mails that appear to have been sent by Microsoft. Many of the addresses Mydoom uses are valid addresses that are being spoofed for malicious purposes.


Mydoom Virus Alert: What to Do

Treat all e-mail attachments with caution, particularly .zip files in the case of this virus, even if they appear to be from a trusted source. Learn what to do about virus infections.


Complete Information:


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