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- same pw-protected zip.  Message reads "argh - I don't like the
plaintext" and provides a pw for the archive.

Dean Williams wrote:

> IT-Announce readers, would you help spread the word in your areas about
> some fake email messages that have sown widespread confusion this
> morning?  While there are new viruses and worms every week, this
> announcement is being sent because these fake messages appear to be
> official UVM messages.
>
> Many UVM email readers have received false warnings about their UVM
> email accounts.  They're not true.  The W32.Beagle.J worm (virus) is
> generating real-sounding warning emails with Subject lines like:
>
>    Email account utilization warning.
>
>    E-mail account disabling warning.
>
>    Warning about your e-mail account.
>
>    Notify about your e-mail account utilization.
>
>    Notify about using the e-mail account.
>
> The emails are from official-sounding addresses like:
>
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>
>    [log in to unmask]
>
>    [log in to unmask]
>
>    [log in to unmask]
>
> The messages themselves are different, but the common thread is that
> they warn that one's account may be closed.  One is told to open a
> password-protected ZIP file to read the details.  Please, don't do it.
> The attachment contains the worm, and it will infect your Windows
> computer if you open it.  CIT is stopping delivery of messages from the
> four forged address above, so you should not see new messages from the
> Beagle.J worm -- but the messages already delivered are causing quite
> enough confusion on their own.
>
> UVM would never send warning messages containing password-protected
> attachments.
>
> Please be sure that your computer is running UVM's site-licensed
> Symantec Antivirus software, available from the UVM software download
> site:
>
>   http://www.uvm.edu/software/
>
> For more information about Beagle.J, see the Symantec Web site:
>
>
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
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>
> Any updates will be posted to the IT-Discuss email list and on the CIT
> Web site:
>
>   http://www.uvm.edu/cit/
>
> --------------------------------
> Dean Williams
> Assistant Director for Client Services
> Division of Computing & Information Technology
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>
> The Winter 2004 UVM information technology newsletter is now online:
>      http://www.uvm.edu/cit/IT-news/?Page=200401/default.html

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