Someone at Tulane University has a virus.

I’ve been getting bounced emails all night from various places as well as messages from various virus scanner applications that seem to indicate someone has a virus infecting their PC who’s been by SEB. I’ve managed to trace the origin of the emails to someone connecting to Tulane University’s network down in New Orleans so if you’re a regular visitor and you’re at TU and your virus scanner isn’t up-to-date then you may want to check your machine for the Worm.SCO.A virus as it appears to be trying to send out emails from your machine and it just happened to grab my email address for the FROM field.

Anyway, I know it’s not my box as my virus scanner is up to date and I double checked for signs of infection by hand. I’m clean. Doctor says so.

5 thoughts on “Someone at Tulane University has a virus.

  1. Kinda. Most viruses these days will grab email addresses to spoof the From line with out of either your personal address book or your browser cache. I’m betting that’s where our email addresses turned up is in the browser cache and we got lucky as the random pick. Happens every so often, no big deal.

  2. I think this the Mydoom or Novarg worm?
    It’s got the text “The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.”
    So people, be aware…

  3. The same thing happened to me this morning - I got a “message undeliverable” message…and I had never sent anything to the recipient. (I just deleted it.) I just considered it spam - and that was probably the origin of the message in the first place.

  4. Yep, I’ve been getting all manner of bounced and rejected emails from people I’ve never heard of as well. Virus companies are busy releasing updated dat files all day today so be sure to get updated ASAP and if you’re having problems and think it’s a virus get it checked out.

    I’d be more than happy to assist anyone who thinks they’ve got a problem over MSN Messenger using the remote assistance if you’re desperate and willing to trust someone with a website called Stupid Evil Bastard.

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