An email virus is circulating in the U-M email system sending messages with subjects like “Email account utilization warning” or “Important notify about your e-mail account” with a .pif or .zip attachment signed by “The team.” The University’s “Virus Busters” team has tentatively identified the virus as a Bagle.gen variant, and only people using Windows who double click on the attachment will be infected, although the University observed “its ‘annoyance factor’ is large.”

> See the U-M’s Virus Busters’ page on the virus
> See McAfee’s page on the W32/Bagle.j@MM virus

Author: Rob