Some users have been alarmed today by reports from the National
Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) about a new Trojan horse
called Erap Estrada or Philippines Trojan horse. According to the
NIPC alert an email is spreading with the subject line "Erap
Estrada" (the nickname of the President of the Philippines, Joseph
Estrada) with a malicious attachment.
Sophos Anti-Virus researchers have determined that the malicious
attachment is in fact a Trojan horse called Troj/DonaldDick (also
known as DonaldD or DonaldD.Trojan).
"Reports of attacks by Troj/DonaldDick seem to have been grossly
exaggerated by the media," said Graham Cluley, senior technology
consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "There seem to be more emails
being sent back-and-forth about this 'threat' than actual
Troj/DonaldDick was first discovered in September 1999, and
should pose no threat to companies who have kept their anti-virus
protection up to date.