Mon Nov 25 12:19:44 PST 2002 — “Friend Greeting” Trojan/virus spreading again. A company called “Permissioned Media”, apparently in Panama, is sending bogus greeting card emails which invite Internet users to come pick up a message from a friend.
The card is actually a software program, which the Internet user is asked to approve installation of. The license agreement, which also must be accepted, allows the software to automatically send a similar greeting to everyone in your Outlook address book.
For more information, see: vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99799.htm
Sonic.net is working to block emails of this nature, as well as access to the site where the Trojan is picked up. -Dane