It's my party and I'll infect if I want to...
Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is
warning computer users against the new My Party email worm (aka
W32/MyParty-A) which is spreading in the wild.
The worm, which may appear to have come from a colleague or
friend, arrives as an email with the subject line 'new photos from
The message reads: 'Hello! My party...It was absolutely amazing!
I have attached my web page with new photos! If you can please make
color prints of my photos. Thanks!'
Attached to the email is a file called www.myparty.yahoo.com
which some users may believe is a link to a website. In fact once
the file is launched the worm sends a copy of itself to every
contact in the Windows Address book.
"This worm uses cunning social engineering to spread itself,"
said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos
Anti-Virus. "My Party dupes users into thinking they'll see
exciting snaps of frolicking partygoers. Instead of blushing over
embarassing photos, infected users will be red-faced about
forwarding malicious code to their friends, colleagues and