MELISSA.BG - new dangerous modifications of "MELISSA" macro-virus

27 May 2000
Virus News

This is one more variant of "Melissa" virus with very dangerous payload routine and unlimited (by number of recipients) mailing routine. The virus only sends infected messages by using MS Outlook and does not infect any other files on the computer, so it can be classified as Internet Worm.

The virus arrives as a email message with attached Word document.

The message Subject looks like follows:


Resume - Janet Simons

The message Body is:

To: Director of Sales/Marketing,

Attached is my resume with a list of references
contained within. Please feel free to call or email
me if you have any further questions regarding my
experience. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Janet Simons.

More technical details

To protect youself from these new viruses please visit "Anti-Virus Updates" for new updates.