CERT warns of mother's day virus

Friday, 9 May 2003, 9:48 AM EST

The CERT Coordination Center said Thursday that it has received reports that an in-the-wild Trojan horse known as Peido-B, VBS/Inor.B, or the Mother's Day Virus, was making the rounds. CERT is a federally funded research and development organization located at Carnegie Mellon University.

Like most Trojan horses, Mother's Day includes an executable file attachment that, when opened, downloads and runs on the victim's machine. The Mother's Day message masquerades as an undeliverable message, but if the recipient opens the attached file, the sender may be able to gain control of the computer.

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