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Security Alert: E-card malware warning

Last Updated:
2009-03-06 00:00:00
Event:
2009-02-26 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
A new malicious e-card email is making the rounds. Please update your computer's virus definitions.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
No new information No new information 2009-03-06 00:00:00
A new malicious e-card email is making the rounds. Please update your computer's virus definitions.\n\nThis malware has the same characteristics as the e-card malware that affected Cornell in December 2008. We are currently working to prevent an outbreak on campus.\n\nSymantec has virus definitions to protect against this malware, which it calls Ackantta.B@mm.\n\nHow to update Symantec EndPoint Protection on your Windows computer: http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/security/symantec/update.html\n\nHow to update Norton Antivirus on your Macintosh computer:\nhttp://www2.cit.cornell.edu/security/symantec/mac_update.html\n\nSymantec's information about this malware:\nhttp://www.symantec.com/norton/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-022520-1425-99&tabid=2\n\nIf you discover an infection on a computer that is known to process or store sensitive data, please report the infection to security-response@cornell.edu with a subject of "E-card malware". A new malicious e-card email is making the rounds. Please update your computer's virus definitions.\n\nThis malware has the same characteristics as the e-card malware that affected Cornell in December 2008. We are currently working to prevent an outbreak on campus.\n\nSymantec has virus definitions to protect against this malware, which it calls Ackantta.B@mm.\n\nHow to update Symantec EndPoint Protection on your Windows computer: http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/security/symantec/update.html\n\nHow to update Norton Antivirus on your Macintosh computer:\nhttp://www2.cit.cornell.edu/security/symantec/mac_update.html\n\nSymantec's information about this malware:\nhttp://www.symantec.com/norton/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-022520-1425-99&tabid=2\n\nIf you discover an infection on a computer that is known to process or store sensitive data, please report the infection to security-response@cornell.edu with a subject of "E-card malware". 2009-02-26 00:00:00