21/06/2001 09:33 AM
This is a hoax disguised as a press release from F-Secure:
Warning : New Trojan/Worm Spreading Like Wildfire
Please forward this WARNING to all of your friends.
F-Secure Corporation (HEX:FSC), a leading provider
of centrally-managed, widely distributed security
solutions is alerting computer users worldwide
about a new, rapidly spreading Trojan/Worm named
The NEW Internet Trojan/Worm Gamma2.exe aka
MyNudePic.bmp.vbs, Readme.TXT.shs and
RaunchyRita.JPG.pif is rapidly spreading across the
Internet. Several hundreds of cases have been
reported in just the last few days with more reports
pouring in with an astonishing frequency.
"Early propogation reports indicate that this Trojan
is spreading faster than many of the biggest viruses
we saw last year", comments Mikko Hypponen. "It's
already seems to be spreading faster than Anna
This particular specimen once executed also attacks
some AntiVirus software and disables it. A full
listing of products that are susceptible to this
attack has not yet been released. Gamma2.exe not
only provides a hacker with total control over your
computer but also spreads itself by attaching itself
to email, spreading itself by open fileshares and by
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) if an an IRC client is detected
on the infected computer. Gamma2.exe randomly renames
itself and is believed to have polymorphic abilities
according to datafellows.com Virus research centre.
The Trojan completely hides from Windows once installed
on a computer and cannot be manually removed. It allows
hackers to download or delete any of your personal
files and launch nuking attacks of epic proportions.
The only way to know if you are infected by this Trojan
Worm is to scan your computer with a good Trojan and
Virus scanner. There is a list below of what are
generally considered to be reliable for detection
and removal of Gamma2.exe and unaffected by AntiVirus
Antiviral Research Laboratory Technologist
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