| Screen Shots of "Swen" Worm |
Friday, Sept. 19, 2003
The "Swen" worm arrives in an official-looking e-mail message that appears to be from Microsoft. Users whose PCs are not patched against the Microsoft flaw this worm exploits will be infected just by viewing the message, as will protected users who click on the e-mail attachment.
Infected PCs will periodically serve up the message box below. The message says the user's e-mail settings need to be reconfigured, and prompts victims to supply their e-mail address, username and password.
(Images courtesy F-Secure)