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WARNING: New Internet Computer Worm: "Bagle/Beagle"
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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0169  Friday, 23 January 2004


From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Friday, January 23, 2004
Subject:        WARNING: New Internet Computer Worm: "Bagle/Beagle"

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I generally avoid announcements of this sort, but in this case a warning
is in order.

Over the past weekend, a computer worm was released on the Internet.
This worm, known as "Bagle" or "Beagle," arrives as an e-mail attachment
with the subject line "Hi" and "test : )" in the body of the text. It is
activated when a user opens the attached file.

According to an article in _The Washington Post_, "Once the attachment
is opened, the worm tries to send copies of itself to all of the e-mail
addresses that it finds on the victim's computer, faking the return
address with one randomly generated from those sifted from the infected
PC. It also installs a program that lets attackers connect to infected
machines, install malicious software or steal files."

I am sending this warning because accounts on the SHAKSPER server are
being "spoofed," that is made to appear as the source of these infected
e-mails.

Please be wary of e-mails with the subject line "Hi" no matter what the
source, including 
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For further information, see

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29926-2004Jan19.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33375-2004Jan20.html

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