MessageLabs announced that yesterday a new version of LovGate worm was found in the wild. Initial research shows that this version of an infamous mass mailing worm incorporates a SMTP engine and has the possibility of spreading over network shares as well over e-mail messages. Once the worm is activated, it randomly replies to the messages found in the inbox and attaches a copy of itself.
According to the copies Message Labs came across, the file attachment is written in Microsoft Visual C/C++ and is compressed using ASPack. The size of the attachment is 107,008 bytes.
Some of the possible file names, this worm (named W32/LovGate.F-m by Message Labs) uses:
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