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August 4, 2003

"admin@umbc.edu" -Email Worm Propagation-WARNING

There have been a lot of reports from our users of e-mail apparently from "...

There have been a lot of reports from our users of e-mail apparently from "admin@umbc.edu" warning them that their e-mail addresses are about to expire. This message is not from any UMBC staff member and should not be opened. The message asks them to open an attached ZIP file for details.If you get such e-mail, DO NOT open the attachment. It contains a worm that will collect e-mail address from various sources on your computer and then start mailing itself out to new potential victims.For more details about the worm, see: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/alerts/id/149OIT staff are currently working on detecting this worm and eliminating its spread on our campus.Managers: Please pass this message to your staff.Michael CarlinUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyOffice of Information TechnologyDirector of Infrastructure and Support

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