FYI we have been blocking all e-mail with the Subject: Matcher (which is
how this Trojan's message appears) since Tuesday afternoon.
So we should be at very little risk for this trojan.
On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Geoffrey Duke wrote:
> 'MATCHER' VIRUS FAILS TO SPREAD THE LOVE
> Remember the song "Looking for love in all the wrong
> places?" Well, security firm Trend Micro Wednesday found
> yet another place where love is promised, but only
> trouble is delivered.
> The company identified a new Microsoft Visual Basic
> Script Trojan horse virus called "Matcher" early
> Wednesday morning in Europe and the United States, said
> Susan Orbuch, senior director of communications at Trend
> Micro. A Trojan horse is a software that appears to do
> one thing, but in actuality does another when run, often
> with mischievous results. Matcher comes disguised as a
> program that promises to find you a love match. The
> virus, which Trend Micro said is liable to spread fast,
> but is nondestructive, goes by the official name
> Troj_Matcher.A, or the alias Bugger, and will appear as
> an e-mail attachment called Matcher.exe.
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