Sober and Bagle Make a Dangerous Return
Two familiar virus names stand ready to wreak havoc on your system. Plus: How to block attachments in OutlookThis past Friday also brought a new Bagle variation (what else is new?). W32/Bagle.U-mm brings up the Windows Hearts card game when it infects. Bagle.U comes with blank message body, and a randomly named .EXE attachment. Like other Bagles, it opens a back door, and attempts to contact various web servers. It has been rated a medium to high threat by antivirus vendors. See our Top Threat W32/Bagle.U for more information. A new version of the Sober virus, Sober.E was starting to spread on Sunday. Originating in Germany, it was pushing worldwide. This version differs from previous ones in that its completely in English. The worm has been rated a low-to-medium threat by several antivirus vendors. See our top threat for more information.
The latest Citibank phish weve seen actually has a real sounding web name. The simple e-mail comes with a link to a deceiving full URL-- https://web.da-us.citibank.com/signin/citifi/scripts/email_verify.jsp. The underlying URL however, is http://www.securecitibank.us/scripts/email_verify.htm, which looks very official. However, it resolves to an IP address (188.8.131.52) at an ISP in Australia, a phishing source weve seen before.