Jarrett (jarrett) wrote,
Jarrett
jarrett

Grrr... twice today I've been sent the "Palyh" virus via email. Unfortunately, I can't tell who has sent it to me. I'm not in that many address books. I'm not terribly popular.

Don't you people know not to open strange attachments! .PIF files can do nasty things to your precious li'l puter.


Palyh
Palyh (also known as Mankx) is a mass-mailing worm which hit the Internet in May 2003 and propagates by mailing itself to recipients extracted from e-mail addresses found on infected machines. It lures recipients into opening infected messages by sending itself out under a forged <support@microsoft.com> return address. The subjects of these infected messages can be any of the following:
Re: Approved (Ref: 3394-65467)
Re: Approved (Ref: 38446-263)
Cool screensaver
Re: Movie I Re: My application v
Re: My details
Screensaver
Your details
Your password
The triggering attachment can be any of the following filenames:
_approved.pif
application.pif
approved.pif
doc_details.pif
download1053122425102485703.uue
movie28.pif
password.pif
ref-394755.pif
screen_doc.pif
screen_temp.pif
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