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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.


Lynne

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.
>
> For more on this story see:
> http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/04/18/010418hnmatcher.xml
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