Code red ?! E-mails?!

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
Hi all.
First of all what the heck does the Code Red worm do ?

When I was on vacation I threw away a whole bunch of e-mails (junk mail)... They all had the same format. Bulk mailing with some wird body saying somethig along the lines of this

Hey
Sorry i am late here you go click here <http://vere2732.persik.ru>
or go here if link doesnt work http://vere2732.persik.ru
This is the webcam pic's i promised the other day, hope your still interested
reply to them with yours, i will be on later maybe we can chat or exchange phone numbers
then.
Looking forward to talking to you again
kerri
oxooxoxxooxox
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Hey

Sorry i am late here you go click here <http://vere2732.persik.ru>

or go here if link doesnt work http://vere2732.persik.ru

This is the webcam pic's i promised the other day, hope your still interested

reply to them with yours, i will be on later maybe we can chat or exchange phone numbers

then.

--9B095B5ADSN=_01C11C56D233D18F00061B39smtp.netcabo.pt--
The weird thing is that it says the sender is MY e-mail , the BCC is MY e-mail and the reply-to address is again MY address.

It seems that other people, people that I do not know, have gotten these apparently from me, and are complaining to me.

Is this a code red thing or is someone using an annonymous e-mailer to f*ck with me ?


Admiral


PS: Other e-mails follow this format, the link included is different though, the names are different, and there is a whole list of recipients. This is DAMN ANNOYING!!!!!! (congress ought to pass a skull bashing law!... I want to bash this mothafrigga's skull! )
 

jdog

Not a Moderator
Code red is a worm that exploits a bug in MS IIS. Unless you run a MS server, you have nothing to worry about.

-jdog
 

TommyWillB

Registered
In my particular case Code Red led indirectly to having to reformat my drive.

(In all fairness this only had about 2% to do with Code Red, 80% to do with Microsoft's "fix" and 18% to do with my own stupidity.)

I have a Windows 2000 server at home for doing some personal Web development/testing. Also I've been using this machine to become more familar with WinDoze.

Needless to say (and I have a slew of excuses why), I did not install the MS patch soon enough to protect me from Code Red... so my machine was "hacked by the Chineese". (This is not a slur, but actually the message it displays when you try to access the Internet after being infected.)

The annoying part is that the MS "fix" turned out to be worse than the virus itself. The download on Microsoft's site said the patch was 520kb (or something like that), but the truth of the matter is that it required 500MB of free C drive space to install 40MB.

My problem was that I partitioned my 9GB internal drive stupidly (part of my WinDoze learning experience) and I so I only had 80MB available... even though I had 5+MB available on my D partition, the MS patch would not install from there.

Needless to say, installing the MS Fix required me to REFORMAT MY DRIVE. So it is my opinion that the MS Code Red "fix" was much worse than Code Red itself.

I've got a nice clean system, but now I've got to reinstall all of my programs...
 
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