[Esd-l] ARRGGHH!! (SoBig tidal wave)

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Aug 19 22:10:08 PDT 2003

There is some speculation that the recent explosion of SoBig worms is
from spammers trying to "recruit" new home computers to be relays
because MS Blaster caused so many people to patch and AV scan their
systems and thus closed a lot of their hijacked-for-relay personal

100+ quarantine notices in my personal mailbox just today. The graph
from my work is at:


Death to spammers!

Updated SoBig.F local rule due tomorrow.

 John Hardin KA7OHZ    ICQ#15735746    http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/
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