Blackworm / Blueworm Warning
There are many variations of this identified virus, but what is most definate is the fact that it is dangerous. If the Blueworm sucessfully penetrates your system, it will sit dormant until February 3, when it will begin overwriting files at random.
It is propogated via E-Mail as an attachment and carries one of the following extensions: pif, scr, mim,uue, hqx, bhx, b64, and uu.
TSC takes every precaution to ensure mail entering campus systems is as clean as we can make it. What you can do to help us though is to use judgement when receiving attachments via E-Mail. Make sure the mail you open is from a known and trusted source, and even then, question that. For your system at home:
- Make sure your Anti virus software is updated
- Watch those attachments coming in - seriously question those attachments with the above listed extensions
- Delete E-Mail that you question
More information about the Blackworm / Blueworm virus is available at the following links: