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Old 10-11-01, 09:04 AM
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New virus?

One of our users called me... a contractor that sent her a file let her know that he got a message this morning that said 'you think you are god, but you are ****' and then it proceeded to deleting all his files...

As its the 11th, were there supposed to be any virus' that would use their payload on this day a month after the attack or is there another virus that could do this? I've never heard of it in the past.
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Magistr

Hardware-trashing virus spreads by email
By: John Leyden
Posted: 14/03/2001 at 17:53 GMT


An new email-borne virus uses a number of fresh tricks designed to fool unwary Internet users.

Magistr is a polymorphic Windows 32 executable file virus which features the facility to reproduce itself within emails with randomly subject, body text and attachment names. It also carries a destructive payload containing code similar to the hardware destroying Kriz virus.

Like Kriz, Magistr can destructively flash a PC's BIOS as well as overwrite data. If users click on the executable attachment of an infected message they risk have their data overwritten and replaced by text files containing the message: "You think you are God, but you are only a piece of ****."

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