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CME-24 aka blackworm update
The numbers of infected emails have dropped off some
but we are still getting reports of CME-24 infected emails
being blocked inbound from several sources so the infection continues.

We are also getting a few reports of loss data due the malicious payload.

Many people have commented on the high counts of reported CME-24 in Puru and India.
One possible explanation comes from the way the worm updates the counter.
The worm hits its counter every time it starts up. Such as when a computer is rebooted.

So countries would have a higher hit count if they had
Older compters that require fequent rebooting.
dynamic IPs with a high rate of change
Systems that charge by the hour for connections (internet cafe')
donald

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