Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
There is a new Computer Virus out called "Lovgate.c". It affects users running Outlook, Outlook Express, and the following operating systems:
In addition to it's mass-mailing functionality, Lovgate spreads through Windows shares and can steal users' passwords. This virus copies itself to your Hard Drive (C:) and Shares in folders and sub-folders - if they are password protected the virus will try a combination of usernames and passwords to gain access.
Origins: Lovgate is an especially sneaky worm that contains mass-mailing and backdoor functionalities. It spreads through tricking users into opening it by pretending to be a reply to an actual
Let's say you just mailed your old buddy Joe a message entitled "Lunch today?" and let's also suppose Joe's computer had picked up the Lovgate worm. You would receive a reply from Joe entitled "Re: Lunch today?" which would quote all of your note in the usual carat-indented format that's become somewhat standard, followed by this response, seemingly from Joe:
The file name of the infected attachment will match one of the following: