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Spider Virus Active

A new virus in the form of a file named 'spider.sav.exe' has arrived on the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) virus list. This file is currently able to bypass campus AV scanners. Symantec's Norton anti-Virus does not yet detect it. Exchange blocks attachments with the .exe extension so 'Exchange Only' users should not be affected. Any suspicious attachments should not be opened.

The original sender of the virus has been IP banned, but email addresses and listserve accounts starting with A through C may have already received infected files.

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