Virii detection very low

Drew Marshall drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Tue Oct 25 22:30:59 IST 2005

On 25 Oct 2005, at 22:14, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Drew Marshall wrote:
>> Lull before the storm? It's been quiet on the list for ages now. I  
>> can't believe the virus writers have given up.
>> Drew
> Drew,
>    Not true.  We have been getting our butts kicked in the last week
> by Windoze boxes infected with Mytob variants that quickly morph into
> spambots.  Some spambots go directly out to the Internet, and some  
> route email via our mail server.  Our legit mail server ended up in  
> Spamcop this morning.  Ouch.  The IPBlock feature of MailScanner  
> has been some help here but it isn't pretty.  The virus writers  
> have an unholy alliance with the spammers now.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College


Ouch, not nice. Looks like I am one of the lucky few. i don't have  
huge numbers of messages but I would expect 1-2% used to be viruses  
and currently I haven't seen a virus for a good couple of days.  
Doesn't stop the Spam (Which is still being eaten my MS/ SA) which is  
at it's normal levels.

Do/ (Did!) you have a rule set not spam scanning internal clients? I  
guess if you have a load of spambot infected boxes from Mr Gates you  
have to scan for spam in both directions but the internal stuff must  
be a nightmare :-(


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